At Cedars-Sinai,postdoctoral scientists and other junior researchers fulfill a critical role inexpanding the horizons of medical knowledge through biomedical research. Byhosting more than 100 postdocs, who conduct vital research and receive advancedtraining with expert faculty mentors, Cedars-Sinai supports theongoing medical education process that continues beyond PhD/MD graduation.
are involved in pre-clinical studies that investigate the role of hormones in the communication between bodysystems, and the specific contribution of various organs and tissues, including adipose tissue, liver, and gut, to metabolism in health and disease. There is a focus on systems biology to understand how molecular, cellular and organ level networks contribute under varying conditions of health, disease and aging. For true translational medicine application, physiology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and more must be integrated to demonstrate that the whole is more than the sum of the parts.
Essential Job Duties andResponsibilities:
- 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
- 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 onresearch projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area ofspecialization. Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge ofresearch project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoralappointment. Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures,including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenanceof specialized equipment. Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance ofspecialized equipment.
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