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Lena Heung, MD, PhD is currently seeking a Project Scientist to join her research group in the Women's Guild Lung Institute! Dr. Heung's research focuses on the roles of innate immune cells in the host response to respiratory fungal pathogens, in particular Cryptococcus neoformans. For more information, please visit https://bio.cedars-sinai.org/heungl/index.html .
The ideal candidate should have...
an interest in immunology and host-pathogen interactions
prior experience in flow cytometry, tissue culture, microbiology, molecular biology (e.g., ELISA, RT-PCR, Western blotting, cloning), and rodent studies (e.g., infections, dissection, bone marrow chimeras, adoptive transfer)
bioinformatics and computational experience would be an advantage
What does a Project Scientist do?
As a Project Scientist, you will work independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in any academic discipline. You may be an ongoing member of a research team or employed for a limited period of time to contribute high-level skills to a specific research or creative program. Project Scientists are not required to carry out independent research or to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities. Ordinarily, the Project Scientist will carry out research or creative programs as well as administration of day-to-day lab operations with supervision by a member of the Professorial Series.
Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Designing and performing experiments; analyzing, interpreting and compiling data for presentation; maintaining appropriate written and electronic records.
Performing routine and complex laboratory procedures; developing, adapting and implementing new research techniques and protocols.
May assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
May serve as PI for certain grants as approved by supervising member of the Professorial Series.
May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
May lead or train Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows.
Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research.
Appropriate monitoring and care of the rodent colony as related to the research project.
Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment.
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.