The Tourtellotte lab studies the role of growth factor and transcription factor signaling in peripheral nervous system target tissue innervation and innervation hemeostasis (Tourtellotte, Am. J. Pathology, 186: 489; Oliviera Fernandes et al., J. Neurosci., 35: 5566; Jackson et al., Devel., 141: 2452). The Postdoctoral Scientist will work independently on research projects under the supervision of the principal investigator (mentor). A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the role of growth factor signaling in peripheral autonomic neuropathy. The candidate will be expected to design and conduct experiments, collect and analyze data, troubleshoot experiments, analyze data for publication and grant applications, present research at national and international meetings, and prepare manuscripts for publication. Teaching other research staff, students, and residents may be required.
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Educational Requirements: The candidate must hold a Ph.D. (preferably neuroscience, biophysics or bioengineering) and/or MD degree and have a passion for translational research using animal models to study peripheral nervous system development and target tissue innervation homeostasis. Has a demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. Has knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
Experience: Experience in molecular biology, working with transgenic mice, cell culture, immunocytochemistry and imaging techniques are preferred. Experience working with pluripotent stem cells and proteomics a plus, but not a prerequisite
Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking) Position requires working with microscopes, computers, and at benches for extended periods of time and the use of specialized lab equipment. Must be able to sit, stand and/or stoop for long periods of time.
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’s 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.
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