The Regenerative Medicine Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is seeking a Research Postdoctoral Scientist to join the laboratory of Dr. Clive Svendsen!
The mission of the Svendsen Laboratory is to study neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington's disease (HD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Parkinson's disease (PD) and Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS) using stem cells as a disease treatment, as well as a tool for modeling these diseases in vitro. For more information, please visit https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/svendsen.html .
As a Postdoc in the Svendsen Lab, working independently but in close cooperation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, you will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout your training period. You may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols, analyze and interpret data, and participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and perform experiments
Keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator
Operate and maintain equipment and instruments
Participate in laboratory meetings, keep a lab notebook, perform calculations, tabulate data, summarize methods and results of related experiments
General lab maintenance
Expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students
May assist in the preparation of grant proposals, but are not responsible for generating grant funds
Acquire thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during a one to five (1-5) year postdoctoral appointment
Scheduling flexibility to include evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment is required.
Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization
Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis, operation, and maintenance of specialized equipment
Knowledge of safety standards
Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential
Travel may be required
Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Svendsen Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute
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