A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study Nod-like Receptor (NLR), AIM2-like receptor (ALR) and type I interferon signaling in the Stehlik /Dorfleutner Laboratory of Molecular Innate Immunology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Research is focused on the molecular mechanisms regulating inflammasome and type I interferon-linked innate immune signaling pathways in macrophages and their function in inflammatory and auto-immune disease and during host-pathogen interaction in humans and mouse models. More information can be found at: www.stehliklab.org.
The Right Candidate
Applicants need to be self-driven, highly motivated recent Graduates with a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree and a strong background in innate immunology or biochemistry and animal models as demonstrated by first-author publications in internationally-recognized scientific journals. Applicants with experience in biochemical techniques and immune-relevant animal models will receive special consideration. The ability to work in a team, good organizational and English language skills, as well as initiative, flexibility and good learning ability are required. Candidates should be available for an interview and have to be eligible to work in the US.
What We Offer
The Stehlik/Dorfleutner lab is located in the Department of Pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center , a major nonprofit academic healthcare organization. Whether you love world-class entertainment, dining, shopping and museums or prefer the outdoors and sports, Los Angeles has something for everyone. Year-round sunshine provides the perfect backdrop for endless activities. Centrally located in the middle of everything is Cedars-Sinai. Working and living here, you're never far from something new and exciting. Our laboratory consists of modern research space with state of the art equipment and provides a highly collaborative work environment. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude towards challenging projects, who seeks the opportunity to succeed in a productive environment with excellent facilities. This position is available for a one-year appointment with the expected possibility of extension and offers a competitive salary and exceptional benefits.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.