You will work independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, to 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 may assist in preparation of grant proposals. You will participate in publications and presentations as an author or co-author. You will not responsible for generating grant funds.
Our Pulmonary Research comprises a group of world-class researchers and up-and-coming investigators whose combined interests span multiple disciplines. Our unified goal is to understand the underlying mechanisms that cause various lung diseases and ultimately translate those findings to improving patient health. In particular; our group has expertise in both basic and translational research on interstitial lung diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, acute lung injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung transplantation and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), and lung infection, among others.
The research community at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is highly collaborative and interactive with a growing research enterprise that includes top researchers in a variety of scientific areas. The Academic Affairs office provides annual lecture series on various topics such as faculty development, grantsmanship, careers in biotech, and alternative career choices in science. We are also part of the CTSI with UCLA, which provides access to various career and educational services offered as part of the partnership. Our Lung Institute is comprised of several top researchers that have vibrant research programs in lung injury, fibrosis, infection, regeneration, and immunology. To learn more, please visit: Pulmonary Research | Cedars-Sinai (cedars-sinai.org)
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow who seeks to impact change by improving patient's lives by gaining acceptance into the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded T32 training program for federally-funded basic, translational, and clinical research fellowships in respiratory biology and diseases at our world-renowned Lung Institute.
You will be allowed to choose a mentor(s) within the Lung Institute to conduct your research and a career development committee will be formed to help you meet your ultimate career goals. Your research will be augmented with various scientific meetings/presentations such as research-in-progress, journal clubs, and research symposiums.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilites:
Assist in preparation of grant proposals
Participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
Design and perform experiments while keeping appropriate experimental records and documentation as well as analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
Develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
Analyze, interpret, summarize and compile data.
Perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout your training period.
Operate and maintain equipment and instruments.
Representative publications of ongoing areas of research include:
Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2014. 51:615-25
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016. 55:243-51
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201607-1525OC
Cell Rep. 2016. 17:2173-82
Immunity. 2013. 39:311-23
Infect Immun. 2016. 85. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00648-16
J Clin Invest. 2016. 126:3063-79
JCI Insight. 2016. 1:e90301
J Immunol . 2016. 197:899-909
Nat Commun 2016. 7:13180
Nat Med. 2016. 22:1285-93
Stem Cell Reports. 2016. 7:817-25
*This position is supported by a National Institute of Health (NIH) Training Grant, therefore you MUST be a U.S. Citizen or possess permanent residence status (Green Card)*
Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization
Experience and Skillset:
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
Working Title: T32 Research Fellow (U.S. Citizenship/Residency) - Lung Institute - Chen Lab
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.