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Postdoctoral Scientist - Anastassiou Lab

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Requisition # HRC0616916

Principal Investigator, Costas Anastassiou, PhD is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!

The Anastassiou Laboratory studies how the molecular and cellular composition of neurons translates to their phenotype and how these properties combine in brain circuits to produce function or, in the case of disease, dysfunction.

The Anastassiou Lab has a broad background in multimodal cellular data (electrophysiology, anatomy, transcriptomics) and the development of state-of-the-art computational workflows (statistical learning, optimization and simulation) to understand cellular activity in behavior and disease. Uniquely, this work includes human brain tissue, both as a byproduct from surgery as well as from model systems such as human pluripotent stem cells. The Anastassiou Lab successfully pursues collaborations with clinicians to translate cellular and circuit findings to gain a better understanding of diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease, as well as development of improved therapies.

To learn more about Dr. Anastassiou’s research, please visit: Anastassiou Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

The Anastassiou team employs multi-modal single-cell investigations in human circuits to understand cortical function and dysfunction as occurring in diseases like epilepsy. Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation on the team of Costas Anastassiou, PhD,in the Department of Neurosurgery , the Postdoctoral Scientist will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period.

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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 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.
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Education:

  • Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in Computational Neuroscience, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Bioengineering, or related field, required.

Experience and Skillset:

  • 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.
  • Experience with parallel computing is a plus as well as familiarity with high-level programming languages such as Python or Matlab.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment
  • Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.
  • Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Anastassiou Lab
  • Department: Home Dept-Black
  • 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

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