As a Postdoctoral Scientist, you will be working in the Tourtellotte lab which studies the pathogenesis of cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's Disease (Ou-Yang et al., Sci. Transl. Med., 10, 459) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Qiu et al., J. Clin. Invest., 124, 981). The lab also has an interest in transcriptional regulation of genes involved in learning and memory (Li et al., Mol. Cell. Neurosci, 35, 76; O'Donovan et al., Trends Neursoci., 22, 167). In this role, you will study the role of microglial function in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and brain B-amyloid proteostasis.
Essential job duties and responsibilities:
Working independently on research projects under the supervision of the principal investigator (mentor).
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.
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.