At Cedars-Sinai, postdoctoral scientists and other junior researchers fulfill a critical role in expanding the horizons of medical knowledge through biomedical research. By hosting more than 100 postdocs, who conduct vital research and receive advanced training with expert faculty mentors, Cedars-Sinai supports the ongoing medical education process that continues beyond PhD/MD graduation.
Overview: Cancer Research
The diverse group of research labs involved in cancer research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centerand within the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute conduct basic and translational research in many cancer types including breast, prostate, lung, liver, melanoma, pancreas, gastric, glioblastoma and ovarian cancer. Their projects cover a wide range of topics, including extracellular vesicles, cancer stem cells, drug delivery, drug design, cancer genomics, cancer metastasis, cancer immunology and cancer microenvironment with the penultimate goal of discovering and implementing more effective ways to diagnose, treat and prevent various forms of cancer. Postdoctoral researchers serve as the driving force behind these research endeavors. Recognizing the need to connect and support the postdoctoral fellows in cancer biology, the Cancer Cluster will provide a new platform for postdoctoral fellows to exchange ideas, share their accomplishments and progress, seek constructive feedback for research-related issues and obtain advice on career development and training. Through organized social events and research retreats, the Cluster will encourage discussion and multidisciplinary collaborations among postdoctoral fellows. Any suggestions or ideas for activities to strengthen the interactions and bond among cluster members are welcome.
Essential 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 Principal Investigator.
May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.
Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.
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.
Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Cancer Research Cluster
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.