Principal Investigator, David Hunt, PhD is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!
When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's just one of the many reasons why we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?
As a Postdoctoral Scientist under the direction of Dr. Hunt, participate in a variety of ongoing lab projects requiring electrophysiology data collection and have the opportunity to pursue your own self-initiated research project of a topic related to the lab's mission. Relevant topics are focused on synaptic physiology and plasticity in the human brain (using live human brain tissue from neurosurgical resections). Alternatively, projects investigating the circuit mechanisms of memory related dynamics in the hippocampus are available using cell-type-specific transgenic rodents proprietary to the lab. Strong organizational and communication skills are critical.
In this role, the Postdoctoral Scientist will be expected to work independently under the direction of the Principal Investigator (P.I.) and in close cooperation, as well as consultation, with other research staff. As a Postdoctoral Scientist, perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period and may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. The Postdoc is responsible for analyzing and interpreting data.
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 P.I.
Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
Operates and maintains equipment and instruments
Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization. PhD degree in relevant basic science or biomedical engineering discipline, preferred.
Experience and Skillset:
Highly motivated and 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, and analysis, and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Experience with electrophysiology is required (patch-clamp technique in acute brain slices and/or extracellular recording in-vivo).
Experience with optogenetics is desirable.
Intermediate programming experience (Python, MATLAB) is a plus.
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.