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 may be employed for a limited period of time to contribute high-level skills to a specific research or creative program. As a Project Scientist, you are not required to carry out independent research or develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities. Ordinarily, you will carryout research or creative programs as well as administration of day-to-day lab operations with supervision by a member of the Professorial Series.
Additional duties and responsibilities:
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.
Will participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
May develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.
Leads lab experiments and scientific projects.
Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
May lead or train Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows.
Will assist in day-to-day laboratory activities.
Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research.
Conduct research related to differentiation of stem cells into various cell types such as vascular endothelial cells, immune cells, neuronal and pancreatic cell types using cell culture, biochemical, flow cytometry, and functional assays and molecular biology techniques; utilize these cell culture methods to adapt iPSC-derived cell types to Organ-Chip systems Develop GMP-compliant protocols for cell differentiation from iPSCs Standardize protocols for iPSCs expansion, differentiation and quality control.
Define scale-up protocols for iPSC expansion in suspension.
Write manuscripts related to above-described research.
Assist PI in grant submissions relate to this research.
Supervise and monitor other lab members on their ongoing projects.
Participate in scientific events (eventually demonstrating the results of the ongoing projects of the laboratory).
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 t...eaching 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.