Our Per Diem Project Scientist 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 to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities. Ordinarily, the Project Scientist title 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.
You will lead and assist with data management, analysis, and interpretation for research projects and will help prepare original research manuscripts and grant proposals. You will develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. You should ideally have expertise in analyzing high-dimensional data including conducting predictive models in large clinical datasets with prospectively adjudicated outcomes. Will work closely with a team of scientists to develop, test, and validate data analysis methods intended to discover and confirm biomarker relations with disease outcomes. You should have exceptional written and oral communication skills, as well as a strong publication history.
Our ideal candidate will be committed to pursuing a career in academia and will be able to leverage our extremely strong track record in mentoring early career investigators towards successfully obtaining independent federal grant funding and academic faculty positions. S hould be highly self-motivated, enthusiastic, and have a desire to work as part of a dynamic and diverse collaborative team in a start-up like environment. Must also be willing to travel between bi-coastal collaborative laboratories as needed.
ESSENTIAL JOB 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.
May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
May develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.
Assists in research experiments.
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.
DEPARTMENT AND/OR UNIT SPECIFIC - ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works independently with supervision and consultation from the Principal Investigator and other research scientists.
Leads and assists with data management, analysis, and interpretation for a number of research projects.
Leads and contributes to the all aspects of a number of research projects, including the preparation of original research manuscripts for publication in high-impact journals.
Develops, adapts, and implements new research techniques and protocols.
Assists with and trains in the preparation of grant proposals (while not being responsible for the generating grant funds).
Candidate must be highly organized and have precise attention to detail.
Excellent English oral and written communication skills are required.
Candidate must be able to multitask and assign priorities in a busy, start-up like environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with a dynamic team.
Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects' rights and individual needs.
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.