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Research Scientist II

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Research Scientist II sought by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Duties:  Develop rigorous, innovative, and independent research themes, and create, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols within the Department of Radiation Oncology and the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Identify novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches through translational cancer research in the field of Radiation Oncology. Conduct research relevant to the underlying mechanisms for the development, progression, and treatment of cancer and the biology of the response of normal and malignant tissues to radiation. Work collaboratively on various research projects. Prepare and submit grant proposals. Regularly produce scholarly publications and presentations. Provide mentorship to Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows. Participate in departmental meetings. Organize and supervise the Radiation and Cancer Biology course for residents and other trainees in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Supervise five (5) Research Assistants and postdoctoral fellows.
Job Location: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
To Apply: Any interested applicant may click on the APPLY NOW button above to apply for this position.
Requirements:  Doctorate degree (Ph.D.), or equivalent, in Molecular Biology, Immunology, or closely related field, plus two (2) years of cancer biology research or related experience, conducting novel experiments, protocols, and procedures in the fields of cancer biology, genetics, and cancer immunotherapy; researching the molecular and genetic events driving sarcomagenesis; investigating the relationship between mesenchymal stem cells and leukemia-initiating cells in bone marrow; performing screening analysis of protein-coding genes, circular RNAS and fusion-circular RNAs, relevant to the process of mesenchymal tumorigenesis; developing new tools, assays, and protocols to dissect the molecular functions of circular RNAs; analyzing RNA- sequencing data and performing bioinformatics and correlative analysis; preparing grant proposals and submissions; publishing research in peer-reviewed scientific journals; and presenting research findings at meetings and conferences.
  • Working Title: Research Scientist II
  • Department: Radiation Oncology Academics
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic / Research
  • Job Specialty: Faculty
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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