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Project Scientist - Per Diem - Smidt Heart Institute - Cheng Lab

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Requisition # HRC0557825

The Project Scientist works independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in any academic discipline. The Project Scientist may be an ongoing member of a research team or may be 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 title 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.  

Essential job duties and responsibilities:

  • 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 develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.  
  • Assists in lab experiments.  
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.  
  • May lead or train Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows.
  • Will assist in day-to-day laboratory activities.
  • Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research.

Educational requirements:

  • PhD or highest degree in their field is required

Experience:

  • Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project
  • Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization.

 

Experience required:

- Minimum of 3 years as a post doctoral fellow.  
- Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization. 
- Knowledge of PI’s area of research specialization. 
- Demonstrated technical competency in a variety of research techniques and protocols.

 

Physical demands:

Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties required for the position.

  • Working Title: Project Scientist - Per Diem - Smidt Heart Institute - Cheng Lab
  • Department: Heart Institute Operations
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Family & Function, Academic / Research
  • Job Specialty: UNASSIGNED
  • Position Type: Per Diem
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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