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Postdoctoral Scientist - Arditi Lab

Los Angeles, California

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Requisition # HRC0520946

Principal Investigator, Moshe Arditi, PhD is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join his team!

The Arditi Laboratory, led by Moshe Arditi, MD, director of the Infectious and Immunological Diseases Research Center and the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, investigates innate immunity and host-pathogen interactions as they relate to acute and chronic inflammatory diseases, with particular concentration on the lung and the cardiovascular systems. The disease models that are the focus of the Arditi Lab include cardiovascular inflammation, the role of innate and adaptive immunity in atherosclerosis and infection-induced acceleration of atherosclerosis in various hypercholesterolemic mouse models, Kawasaki disease vasculitis mouse model or coronary arteritis, aortitis, myocarditis and abdominal aorta aneurysm model. The Arditi Laboratory translational studies include the role of the gut microbiome and metabolomics as well as gender differences in cardiovascular diseases. The lab also investigates the basic mechanism of NLRP3 inflammasome activation, mitochondrial oxidative DNA damage and apoptosis as they relate to IL-1beta production. There is strong attention on the role of IL-1alpha and beta in various inflammatory diseases and novel ways to treat various inflammatory diseases. The laboratory also investigates auto-inflammatory diseases and autoimmune diseases such as the role of oxidative mitochondrial DNA damage in the increased risk of cardiovascular risk in systemic lupus erythematosus. Another focus is the molecular pathogenesis of bacterial infections of the lungs and the role of innate and adaptive immunities in various infections and infection-induced (Chlamydia pneumoniae) infection acute and chronic inflammatory diseases, such as allergic asthma and chronic lung changes, and acute lung injury. Finally, the laboratory is also investigating the role of pathogenic Th17 cells in inflammatory bowel disease models and the role of inflammation and the immune system in various experimental tumor and neuroinflammatory disease models.

The Arditi Laboratory is affiliated with the Infectious and Immunologic Diseases Research Center, Smidt Heart Institute, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pediatrics Department.

What will you be doing in this role?

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. 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.

 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 interpret, summarizes, and compiles data.
  • Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

 

 

Education:

  • Doctorate Degree required

Work Experience:

  • 1+ year acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
  • Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Arditi Lab
  • Department: Home Dept-Simmons
  • 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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