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Research Fellow - Chen Lab - Lung Institute

Requisition # 20002846 Apply Now

The research community at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is highly collaborative and interactive with a growing research enterprise that includes top researchers in a variety of scientific areas. The Academic Affairs office provides annual lecture series on various topics such as faculty development, grantsmanship, careers in biotech, and alternative career choices in science. We are also part of the CTSI with UCLA, which provides access to various career and educational services offered as part of the partnership. Our Lung Institute is comprised of several top researchers that have vibrant research programs in lung injury, fibrosis, infection, regeneration, and immunology (


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow who seeks to impact change by improving patient’s lives by gaining acceptance into the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded T32 training program for federally-funded basic, translational, and clinical research fellowships in respiratory biology and diseases at our world-renowned Lung Institute.

You will be allowed to choose a mentor(s) within the Lung Institute to conduct your research and a career development committee will be formed to help you meet your ultimate career goals. Your research will be augmented with various scientific meetings/presentations such as research-in-progress, journal clubs, and research symposiums. 


Our Pulmonary Research comprises a group of world-class researchers and up-and-coming investigators whose combined interests span multiple disciplines. Our unified goal is to understand the underlying mechanisms that cause various lung diseases and ultimately translate those findings to improving patient health. In particular; our group has expertise in both basic and translational research on interstitial lung diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, acute lung injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung transplantation and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), and lung infection, among others.


You will work independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, to perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout your training period. You may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols, analyze and interpret data and may assist in preparation of grant proposals. You will participate in publications and presentations as an author or co-author. You will not responsible for generating grant funds.   


Your essential job duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Assist in preparation of grant proposals
  • Participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
  • Design and perform experiments while keeping appropriate experimental records and documentation as well as analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
  • Develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize and compile data.
  • Perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout your training period.
  • Operate and maintain equipment and instruments.

Representative publications of ongoing areas of research include: 


Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2014. 51:615-25

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016. 55:243-51

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201607-1525OC

Cell Rep. 2016. 17:2173-82

Immunity. 2013. 39:311-23

Infect Immun. 2016. 85. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00648-16

J Clin Invest. 2016. 126:3063-79

JCI Insight. 2016. 1:e90301

J Immunol . 2016. 197:899-909

Nat Commun 2016. 7:13180

Nat Med. 2016. 22:1285-93

Stem Cell Reports. 2016. 7:817-25

***This position is supported by a National Institute of Health (NIH) Training Grant, therefore you MUST be a U.S. Citizen or possess permanent residence status (Green Card)***



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

  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. 
  • Knowledge of safety standards
  • Working Title: Research Fellow - Chen Lab - Lung Institute
  • Department: Home Dept - Pulmonary
  • 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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