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Postdoctoral Scientist - Gonsky Lab - Inflammatory Bowel & Immunobiology Research Institute

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Requisition # HRC0215616C

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to work in one of the most outstanding and dynamic places known nationally for excellence in IBD research, where the work you do has a crucial impact on the lives of others?

Dr. Rivkah Gonsky is searching for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to be a part of the Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI)! The institute is a multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research program devoted to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). The focus of the Gonsky Laboratory is to define mucosa-specific molecular pathways, which contribute to pro-inflammatory gene expression and development and pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.

To learn more about Dr. Gonsky's lab, please visit:

The Postdoctoral Scientist focuses on investigating immunology and molecular biology in IBD under the direction of Dr. Rivkah Gonsky. The lab has defined a novel CD patient subtype associated with clinical and serological parameters of complex disease, postoperative recurrence, and we are currently in the development of novel therapeutic targets for CD patient-specific therapeutics. The primary focus of this position will concentrate on further integrating these findings with clinical and genetic associated data to define the biologic consequences.

Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Independently works on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI)
  • Keeps accurate and detailed project records of experiments and results
  • Keeps up with the literature and may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols
  • Experience in handling human tissue, cell isolation and tissue culture
  • Assists in the preparation of figures and writing for manuscripts, grant proposals, and presentations
  • Assists in the training of new research assistants or students
  • Previous experience in RNAseq and ‘big data’ analytics is a plus


Educational Requirements:

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


  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis
  • Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional units, and computer application experience


  • Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Gonsky Lab - Inflammatory Bowel & Immunobiology Research Institute
  • Department: Home Dept - Gastroenterology
  • 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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