This job posting is for a Department of Defense supported post-doctoral research position in the laboratories of Dr. Stephen Shiao and Dr. David Underhill in the department of Radiation Oncology and Division of Immunology Research in the department of Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Our laboratories are part of a vibrant and growing research programs in Cancer Biology and the Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute which will provide excellent opportunities for career development in cancer biology, immunology and gastrointestinal research. This position is for a project studying the role of the microbiome in regulating intestinal immune responses in different disease models including radiation enteropathy and colitis. We employ a variety of techniques including next generation sequencing, multicolor flow cytometry, quantitative immunohistochemistry and super resolution and multiphoton microscopy to study intestinal and systemic inflammatory responses.
For this postdoctoral research position, the candidate would be expected to work independently on research projects designed in conjunction with two investigators: Dr. Stephen Shiao and Dr. David Underhill. Candidates with experience in immunology, cancer biology, innate immunity, microbiome and/or radiation biology are preferred. Experience with molecular biology, cell culture and willingness to work with murine models is required. Familiarity with immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, advanced sequencing techniques and bioinformatics is helpful but not required. The postdoctoral scientist will assist in designing and conducting experiments, collection and analysis of data, preparation of data for publication and grant submission, presenting at both local and national meetings and applying for fellowships and grants. Teaching of other research staff, students, residents and fellows may be required.
Appointments will be for 1-5 years with the possibility for extension based on productivity and research
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.