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Postdoctoral Scientist - Wolf Lab - Inflammatory Bowel & Immunology Research Institute

Los Angeles, California

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Requisition # HRC0599471D

Principal Investigator, Andrea Wolf, PhD is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join her team!

The Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI) is a multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research program devoted to discovering the causes of inflammatory bowel disease with the goal of improved treatment approaches and prevention. The lab of Dr. Andrea Wolf is seeking a highly motivated Research Postdoctoral Scientist interested in the innate inflammatory responses of myeloid cells to join the Department of Biomedical Sciences and IBIRI!

Dr. Wolf’s lab research focuses on the cellular mechanisms that control the innate inflammatory responses of myeloid phagocytes to bacterial and fungal infections. Recent research has begun to explore the interaction between glycolytic metabolism and the inflammatory responses of myeloid cells sensing the sugars in the cell wall of Gram-positive bacteria. We are looking for Postdoctoral Scientists eager for the challenges of examining the interactions between metabolism, immunity, and infection.

To learn more about Dr. Wolf’s research, please visit: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/departments-institutes/ibiri/microbiome.html

Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Postdoctoral Scientist will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period. A Postdoctoral Scientist may also develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols, analyze and interpret data, and may assist in the preparation of grant proposals.

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Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author
  • Independently conduct experiments
  • Develop and plan hypotheses for well-controlled experiments with the input of the PI
  • Learn and develop new experimental procedures and techniques
  • Maintain detailed, accurate, up-to-date records of experimental procedures and results
  • Analyze data and prepare figures
  • Assist with the preparation of manuscripts, grants, and presentations
  • Maintain current knowledge of the literature in the field
  • Participate in regular lab meetings and journal clubs
  • Assist in the training of new research assistants or students

Education:

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

Experience and Skillset:

  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment
  • Knowledge of safety standards
  • Experienced in cell culture and basic molecular biology techniques
  • Experience with mouse models is a plus
  • Experience handling bacterial pathogens is a plus
  • Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Wolf Lab - Inflammatory Bowel & Immunology 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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