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Project Scientist - Heung Lab - Infectious Diseases

Requisition # 20001590 Apply Now

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. 


The shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. From working with a team of committed healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything necessary do something incredible—for yourself and for others.


Lena Heung, MD, PhD is currently seeking a Project Scientist to join her research group in the Women’s Guild Lung Institute! Dr. Heung's research focuses on the roles of innate immune cells in the host response to respiratory fungal pathogens, in particular Cryptococcus neoformans. For more information, please visit https://bio.cedars-sinai.org/heungl/index.html.

The ideal candidate should have... 
  • an interest in immunology and host-pathogen interactions
  • prior experience in flow cytometry, tissue culture, microbiology, molecular biology (e.g., ELISA, RT-PCR, Western blotting, cloning), and rodent studies (e.g., infections, dissection, bone marrow chimeras, adoptive transfer)
  • bioinformatics and computational experience would be an advantage 
What does a Project Scientist do?
As a Project Scientist, you will work independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in any academic discipline. You may be an ongoing member of a research team or employed for a limited period of time to contribute high-level skills to a specific research or creative program. Project Scientists are not required to carry out independent research or to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities.  Ordinarily, the Project Scientist will carry out research or creative programs as well as administration of day-to-day lab operations with supervision by a member of the Professorial Series.  

Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Designing and performing experiments; analyzing, interpreting and compiling data for presentation; maintaining appropriate written and electronic records.
  • Performing routine and complex laboratory procedures; developing, adapting and implementing new research techniques and protocols.
  • May assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
  • May serve as PI for certain grants as approved by supervising member of the Professorial Series.
  • May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author. 
  • May lead or train Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows.
  • Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research.
  • Appropriate monitoring and care of the rodent colony as related to the research project.
  • Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment.
Educational Requirements:
  • PhD or highest degree in their field
Experience:
  • Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project
  • Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization, as applicable
  • Knowledge of PI’s area of research specialization
  • Demonstrated technical competency in a variety of research techniques and protocols
  • Working Title: Project Scientist - Heung Lab - Infectious Diseases
  • Department: Home Dept - Pulmonary
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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