Principal Investigator, Sungyong You, PhD is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!
Surgery can change lives. Since 2006, the Department of Surgery Research Division has experienced substantial growth in federal research funding in basic science and translational medicine. Research in the Department of Surgery both matches and supports the department's clinical efforts by focusing on interdisciplinary and translational work.
Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?
This position offers a unique opportunity for a Postdoc Scientist to fully immerse themselves in statistical analysis of large-scale genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics data!
The major themes of You's research are disease-relevant studies directed toward identifying the drivers of pathogenesis; discovery and assessment of biomarkers with the goal of classifying disease entities, prognosis and response to therapeutic interventions; and potential association of specific signal transduction and metabolic networks with disease phenotypes as an approach to identifying novel therapeutic targets. As a Postdoc Scientist, work independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator (P.I.) and other Research Scientists
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.
Three (3) years' experience working with "big data" or "omics" data, preferred.
Background and work knowledge in algorithms, scientific computing, and machine learning or statistics, preferred.
Experience with Python, Matlab, and R computing languages, preferred.
Manipulating, analyzing, and annotating very large omic data sets, both in exploratory and pipelined fashions will be a plus.
Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Department of Surgery
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.