Cedars-Sinai Department of Biomedical Sciences is looking for a Project Scientist to join Dr. Lali Medina-Kauwe's targeted therapeutics research lab.
Summary of Essential Job Duties: The candidate independently works on research projects under the PIs directorship. The candidate has demonstrated aptitude to design and perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection and analysis, and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.
The candidate has demonstrated ability to write scientific reports and has successfully published research findings.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Technical duties will include routine procedures in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, microscopy and imaging, cell/tissue culture, and animal handling. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, curious, with excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently. The candidate will participate in mentoring of other junior lab members, and assists the PI with research paper and grant writing. Experience in recombinant protein production and handling, and virology is helpful but not required. Experience in working with mice and human tissue is preferred.
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.