The Center of Neurovirology and Vaccine Development of Ophthalmology Research Laboratories within CSMC, departments of Surgery and Biological Sciences, is offering postdoctoral opportunities for highly motivated individuals. The candidates should have strong molecular virology background and familiar with techniques such as multi-color flow cytometry, cell isolation, tissue culture, ELISA, RT-PCR and animal handling and breeding. The successful candidate will participate in studies to define immune-regulatory pathways that control the innate and adaptive immune responses involved in HSV-1 latency-reactivation. Also, we expect applicants to have at least one or two first author virology-immunology related published articles. The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. Interested individuals should submit their resume and 3 references.
Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigators and will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes and interprets data and participates in writing manuscripts and presentations as author or co-author. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of comfort working closely with cell and molecular biologists, molecular pathologists, biochemists, experts in animal models of disease, and molecular endocrinologists, including PhD scientists, students, research technicians and clinicians.
The postdoctoral scientist position is in the area of viral immunology and vaccine development. The postdoctoral scientist’s main objective will be to plan, complete, and publish original translational/basic science research under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, thus developing skills necessary to succeed as an independent researcher and learn how to effectively participate in a research team. Postdoctoral scientist will be expected to assist in team grant writing and seek individual fellowships as opportunities present.
Requires a PhD in molecular biology or similar area. Must deal diplomatically and professionally with administration, faculty and staff; who can work closely with the PI and other postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory. Candidate must have good social skills and work well within the entire research team. Incumbent should possess and continue to attain professional knowledge of principles, theories, and methods of applicable sciences sufficient to develop their own as well as the PI's research agenda.
PhD or equivalent degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology or related field.
Benefits: In addition to professional development opportunities, Cedars-Sinai offers competitive compensation and benefits package: Medical, Dental, 403(b) with match in addition to Cedars-Sinai paid Retirement Program, Tuition Assistance, Credit Union, Wellbeing Program, Rideshare, Employee Discounts, Healthcare and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Group Life/AD&D and Long Term Disability Insurance, start at 16 vacation days/year.
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.