Principal Investigator, Moshe Arditi, MD is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!
Kawasaki Disease (KD) is now the leading cause of acquired heart disease in the US. The role of bacterial infections in vasculitis and immune arteritis, myocarditis and aortic aneurysm formations and the molecular mechanisms involved in these processes are not well-understood. The major goal of this research is to better understand the molecular mechanisms and the role of innate and adaptive immunity that explain exactly how certain bacterial infections can lead to immune vasculitis and coronary arteritis using a well-established mouse model of Kawasaki Disease vasculitis. To learn more, please visit: Arditi Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai (cedars-sinai.org)
Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?
Working independently, but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator (P.I.) and other Research Scientists, investigate the role of Kawasaki Disease! KD is a vasculitis involving children less than 6 years of age and results in over 20-25 % incidence of developing coronary arteritis and coronary aneurysms. Understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of vasculitis will lead to new therapies for Kawasaki disease vasculitis, which will be tested in this application. The successful completion of the proposed studies may allow us to develop novel treatment or preventive approaches to Kawasaki Disease vasculitis and myocarditis and aneurysms following KD.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
May assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.
Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.
Experience and Skillset:
Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.
Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection.
Knowledge, analysis, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment and safety standards.
Strong background and experience in Molecular Biology and/or Immunology is a plus.
Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Arditi Lab
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