Project Scientist position at Nanomedicine Research Center, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, is currently open.
We are seeking a Project Scientist with experience in immunology, cancer biology and preclinical tumor treatment. The job will include studying the therapeutic properties and molecular biological /immunological mechanisms of new nano-immuno drugs, checkpoint inhibitors anti-tumor effect, which will be optimized for clinical efficacy to treat brain and breast tumors under the direction of Dr. Julia Ljubimova at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Projects are funded by multiple NIH/NCI and State grants. At Cedars-Sinai, we provide numerous educational opportunities, promote personal and professional development, and stimulate career growth. Our learning programs, tuition reimbursement and performance-improvement projects give our employees the opportunity to achieve additional certifications and degrees while working at the Nanomedicine Research Center in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Cedars Community: http://careers.cedars-sinai.edu/working-here/culture/. Being in the heart of Los Angeles, you will enjoy year-round sunshine, endless activities, entertainment, dining, shopping and exceptional cultural life. For information on living in LA, please visit: http://careers.cedars-sinai.edu/working-here/living-here/
Education: PhD /MD, PhD degrees with completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization. Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project. Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years as a post doctoral fellow. Works independently on research projects within area of specialization. Must possess knowledge of P’s area of research specializataion. Strong knowledge of molecular, immunological and cell biology methods. Demonstrated significant, original, and creative cintribuitions to a research or creative program / project. Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operationt. Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment. Demonstrated or ability to learn technical competency in a variety of research techniques and protocols including molecular, immunological and cell biology methods. Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint). Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent organization skills and very detail-oriented; learns new tasks quickly; self-motivated; works well independently with minimal supervision; works well with others, and able to multitask. Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with peers, patients, physicians, and other customers of the medical center.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scien...tists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.