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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Prostate Cancer

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Funded by the National Cancer Institute (T32CA240172)the multidisciplinary training program in prostate cancer at Cedars-Sinai Cancer provides exceptionally motivated postdoctoral fellows with scientific knowledge, research training, and professional skills in the field of translational prostate cancer research. The goal of the program is to provide innovative curriculum and mentored research that prepares an elite group of highly motivated fellows to become successful, independent researchers in cancer biology. Positions in bench-top laboratory, bioinformatics, or dry-lab (i.e. health services/clinical research) are available. 


Due to the T32 Grant, U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status is required. Individuals from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


To learn more about the program, please visit: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/education/professional-training-programs/postdoctoral-scientist-program/prostate-cancer.html



Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period in prostate cancer research. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.  Analyzes and interprets data.  May assist in preparation of grant proposals.  Responsible for designing experiments, assembeling data for publications and presentations as author or co-author.  Not responsible for generating grant funds.  


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Expected to submit for own fellowship funding but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
  • Responsible for compiling figures and text for the submission of publications and presentations as author or co-author.
  • Designs and performs experiments in cooperation with the mentor. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the mentor. 
  • May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

Educational Requirements:
  • Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of  research specialization required
License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
  • N/A
Experience:
  • Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) in the field of cancer biology.

  • Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to three (1-3) year post-doctoral appointment.

  • Experience as a first author in one or more publications on impactful body of work.

  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.

  • Ability to function in a team environment and use interpersonal skills to communicate effectively.

  • Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.

U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status is required. Individuals from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Working Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Prostate Cancer
  • Department: Home Dept - Hem - Onc
  • 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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