Postdoctoral Scientist - Koltsova Lab - Cancer Institute

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Share Requisition # HRC0482611A Postdoctoral Scientist position is available in the Koltsova Lab at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Join the team today! 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? Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, this role will carryout routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period in the field of cancer biology Our lab research interests are to uncover and define immune-mediated mechanisms regulating inflammation as a common denominator of various immune-mediated pathologies such as atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), obesity and cancer. We study the intersection between cytokine signaling and effects of microbiota and microbial metabolites on inflammation and cancer development. Main research directions include: * Role of inflammation and cytokines in liver cancer of different etiologies * Link between host microbiome, metabolites, inflammation and atherosclerosis * How cytokines regulate hematopoietic stem cells to promote cardiovascular disease development * The role of cytokine signaling in adipose tissue inflammation and atherosclerosis We have recently relocated to Cedars-Sinai and are needing passionate scientists who work independently but in close cooperation and consultation with the Principal Investigator and other scientists. Successful candidates will contribute to current projects as well as develop their own line(s) of research within the scientific interests of the lab. Postdoctoral Scientist will perform complex laboratory procedures throughout their training period within immunology and cancer biology and will be responsible for conceptual and technical contribution to drive exciting projects forward. Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities: * May assist in preparation of grant proposals and apply for project-related fellowships and grants, but not responsible for generating grant funds. * Responsible for the design of experiments in cooperation with mentor. * Will compile figures and text for the submission of publications and presentations as author or co-author. * Designs and performs experiments. Maintenance of experimental records and documentation in order to analyze results with mentor. * May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. * Operates and maintains equipment and instruments. * Develop, adapt and incorporate new research techniques and protocols * Routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period including work with animal (mouse) models * Responsible for compiling figures and text for the submission of publications and presentations as co-author and draft writing of the papers. Requirements: * Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in biomedical sciences, pharmacology, or directly related field of research specialization * Demonstrable laboratory experience (1-4 years) in drug discovery and natural products' research, in vivo mouse work, antitumor efficacy, and pharmacology, with some experience in molecular biology, tumor cell biology, microbiology, and protein purification and production. * Experience as a first author in one or more publications on impactful body of work. * Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, analysis, operation, and upkeep of specialized equipment. * Works independently on broad 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. * Awareness of safety standards and maintenance of lab equipment. * Ability to function in a team environment and use interpersonal skills to communicate effectively. Preferred Experience and Skillset: * Knowledge of liver biology and anti-cancer immune response is preferable * Comprehension of bioinformatics is beneficial * Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Koltsova Lab - Cancer Institute * Department: Home Dept - Hem - Onc * Business Entity: Academic / Research * City: Los Angeles * Job Category: Academic/Research * Job Specialty: Postdoctoral * Position Type: Full-time * Shift Length: 8 hour shift * Shift Type: Day Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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