Postdoctoral Scientist - Lu Lab - Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: HRC0907289
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Dr. Shelly Lu, MD and Director of the Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Research Center, is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to join her team. Her research program focuses on investigating molecular mechanisms of fatty liver disease, liver injury, primary and metastatic liver cancers. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in molecular, cellular biology and exposure/proficiency in bioinformatics and ability to work in a team science environment. For more information on Dr. Lu's research please visit - Lu Research Laboratory.
The postdoc will be working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes and interprets data. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Not responsible for generating grant funds.
Primary Job 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, interprets, summarizes, and compiles data
Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period
Operates and maintains equipment and instruments
Department Specific Responsibilities:
Performs experiments involving animals, able to perform experiments utilizing basic and advanced cell culture, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry techniques
Performs research and develops novel bioinformatics tools, and able to conduct integrative analyses of biological, medical and genomic data
Analyzes single cell sequencing data to study cell identity regulation and dysregulation
Analyzes Hi-C, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, and RNA-seq data to study epigenetic regulation of transcription
Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization, required
Highly motivated and works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization, as well as collaboratively with other researchers
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, analysis, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment
Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Lu Lab - Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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