Cedars-Sinai Medical Center(CSMC) Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate I

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate I

As a Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate I, you will assist in the biological and biochemical analysis of the renin angiotensin system. Our lab found that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) plays an important role in the immune response of myelomonocytic cells (reviewed in Angiotensin-converting enzyme in innate and adaptive immunity. Bernstein KE, Khan Z, Giani JF, et al. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2018 May;14(5):325-336). You will work on a project focuses on understanding the immunologic, biochemical and metabolic effects of ACE on myeloid cells. Please check our latest publications: Khan Z et al., Blood. 2017 Jul 20;130(3):328-339, Khan Z et al., J Biol Chem. 2019 Mar 22;294(12):4368-4380, Bernstein KE et al., Nat Rev Nephrol. 2018. May;14(5):325-336 and Cao DY et al., Sci Transl Med. (cover image) 2021 Jul 28;13(604).

Duties and Responsibilities:

・Planning, designing, and executing experiments (including data interpretation and analysis, and troubleshooting in areas of molecular biology, recombinant techniques, biochemistry, cell culture, RNAi, in vivo techniques, microscopy and molecular imaging).
・May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
・Regular meetings with PI to discuss experimental plans and results.
・Attendance and participation at regularly scheduled lab meetings and conferences.
・Presentation and dissemination of research through oral presentations at internal and external meetings
・Contribution to general lab maintenance.
・Upkeep of well-organized lab book.
・May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
・Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
・Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.
・Operates and maintains equipment and instruments. 

Educational Requirements:

・Master’s degree, M.D, or Ph.D

Other details:

 Working Title: Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate I
Salary: 35000-50000 USD per year (depend on research experience)
Department: Biomedical Science
Business Entity: Academic / Research
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Academic / Research
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8-hour shift
Shift Type: Day

 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has many basic research labs in operation. The research environment is well-equipped, and there is no need to feel inconvenienced by routine experiments in the field of basic medicine. There are also many Japanese researchers who are always ready to help, so there is nothing to worry about when conducting research.

If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following address and attach your CV.

Contact person:

Zakir Khan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Biomedical Science
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Tel: +1 (310) 504-7076