A postdoctoral scientist position is available in the laboratory of Jonathan Kaye, PhD. in the Research Division of Immunology, Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The laboratory has a long-standing history of accomplishment investigating the molecular mechanisms that regulate T cell, and more recently, innate lymphoid cell, development and function (for example, Nat. Immunol. 16:599, 2015). The laboratory uses murine models, including generation of genetically modified strains, and takes advantage of access to human samples at Cedars. Potential projects involve investigation into the in vivo role and mechanism of action of members of a transcriptional regulator family (both within and outside the immune system), and regulation of development of effector subpopulations of innate lymphoid cells. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of significant scientific accomplishment at the graduate or postdoctoral level and a solid background in immunology and/or molecular biology.
Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: PhD in related field or equivalent doctorate within previous five years.
Experience: Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization. Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment. 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 and maintenance of specialized equipment.
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.