The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for a passionate and inquisitive individual to work under the mentorship of Dr. Sanjeev Kumar!
Dr. Kumar's lab investigates the cellular and molecular underpinnings of the regenerative responses post-mammalian acute kidney injury with the goal of identifying novel therapeutic targets and strategies to augment intrinsic regenerative responses and inhibit fibrosis post-injury.
Working independently but in close cooperation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, you will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period, and may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols and analyze and interpret data. You will also participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author and may assist in the preparation of grant proposals, but will not be responsible for generating grant funds.
Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping a lab notebook, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments and general lab maintenance will be required. The individual will be expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
May assist in the 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 interpret, summarizes, and compiles data.
Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the 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:
Primary interest in regenerative medicine and stem cells, molecular cloning, next generation sequencing such as RNA-seq and Chip-Seq, high resolution imaging, and Crispr/Cas9-based gene editing methodologies
Outstanding molecular and cell biology training with experience of the above genetic technologies
Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment
Schedule flexibility to include evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment is required
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Travel may be required
Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Kumar Lab - Liver & Kidney Program
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