Job Posting: Summary of Essential Job Duties: 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. 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. Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other scientists on and off campus. Supervision of post-doctoral fellows and research technicians. Perform routine and complex laboratory procedures. Will develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. May apply for research funding awards with a goal to transition to independent faculty. Will also assist in preparation of grant proposals for the Principal Investigator. Designs and performs experiments. Must keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator. Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data. Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: PhD or highest degree in their field. Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization, as applicable. Doctorate (PhD, or MD-PhD) in area directly related to field of biochemistry, cell biology, or cancer biology. Previous post-doctoral fellowship preferred. Experience: Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization, as applicable. Knowledge of PI's area of research specialization. Demonstrated technical competency in a variety of research techniques and protocols. Highly demonstrated experience in Src-family kinase (SFK) biology in cancer as evidenced by published work. Experience in SFK biology in cancer is preferred, but applicants must be able to forward original work on or directly related to SFK activation and its importance in cancer. Experience with FYN or LYN kinase is strongly preferred. Proficiency in written and spoken English that can be demonstrated in previous publications produced by the applicant that must accompany the application. Able to use MS Office software (Excel, Word, Outlook) and database software (FileMaker Pro, Access, Redcap). Experience with IRB and IACUC protocols preferred. Physical Demands: Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties required for the position. Laboratory benchwork; cell culture work- light lifting and standing.
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.