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Postdoctoral Scientist - Svendsen Lab - Organ Chips

Los Angeles, California

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Requisition # HRC0863239

The Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the laboratory of Dr. Clive Svendsen's Lab! Applicants should have a background in iPSC technology and an interest in applying this to modeling human disease with the use of organ chip or organoid model systems.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

 

The mission of the Svendsen Laboratory is to study neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington’s disease (HD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS) using stem cells as a disease treatment, as well as a tool for modeling these diseases in vitro. Clive Svendsen, PhD, has significant experience in studying these diseases over the last twenty years and is merging his experience with the use of leading-edge technologies, such as inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). To learn more, please visit Svendsen Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai (cedars-sinai.edu).

The Postdoctoral Scientist works independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Research Postdoc will be involved with combining world-class iPSC technology with groundbreaking organ-on-chip systems to develop new models of ALS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. The Postdoc will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. The incumbent may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols, and will analyze, compile, and interpret data.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
  • Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
  • May write/modify IRB and IACUC applications.
  • May mentor/train research associates, technicians, and students.
  • Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping a lab notebook, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments and general lab maintenance.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

Education:

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

Experience and Skills:

  • Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
  • Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
  • Experienced in research animal husbandry and handling.
  • Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment may be necessary. Travel may be required.
  • Function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians, and students.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.
  • Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Svendsen Lab - Organ Chips
  • Department: Regenerative Medicine Inst
  • 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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