Postdoctoral Scientist - Sasine Lab - Hematology & Cellular Therapy

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7111547 (Ref: HRC0869995)

Posted: September 23, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

Principal Investigator, Joshua Sasine, MD, PhD is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!

The Sasine Laboratory focuses on three areas: 
•    The communication between the bone marrow microenvironement and multiple myeloma, a cancer of antibody-secreting plasma cells. 
•    Macromolecule delivery via extracellular vesicles. 
•    Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy interactions with normal myeloid cells. 

The Sasine lab has characterized paracrine factors that govern the biology of hematopoietic stem cells and hematopoietic cancers. Now, we are leveraging our expertise in this area to create biotechnology to intervene on these processes. To learn more about this important work, please visit the Sasine Laboratory website.

We are actively seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist who will work independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and Research Associates. In this role, the candidate will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period as they develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. The candidate will analyze and interpret data and may assist in preparation of grant proposals. The candidate will participate in publications and presentations as the first author or co-author. The individual in this position will not be responsible for generating grant funds.  

Primary 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 P.I.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments

Education:

  • Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.

Experience and Skillset:

  • Highly motivated and 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.

Education:

  • Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.

Experience:

  • Highly motivated and 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.

Physical Demands: 

Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.


Working Title:Postdoctoral Scientist - Sasine Lab - Hematology & Cellular Therapy
Department:Home Dept - Medicine Research
Business Entity:Academic / Research
Job Category:,Academic/Research,Academic/Research
Job Specialty:Postdoctoral
Position Type:Full-time
Shift Length:8 hour shift
Shift Type:Day

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