Postdoctoral Scientist positions are available at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to investigate mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis. The projects in the lab include the role of innate immune, stem cells, extracellular matrix, resident mesenchymal cells, and fibroblast heterogeneity in lung injury and repair (please see Nat Med. 2005;11:1173; J Clin Invest. 2010;120:2049; J Exp Med. 2011;208:1459; Sci Transl Med. 2011;3:74ra23; J Exp Med. 2015;212:235, J Clin Invest. 2016, 126:3063; and Nat Med 2016;22:1285). Experimental approaches employed in our lab include molecular biology, genetically modified mice, lineage-specific tracing, mouse lung injury models, prospective isolation and cultivation of lung stem cells, single cell RNA-seq, immunology, tissue culture, and genomics studies.
The candidates are expected to carry out the projects independently with minimal supervision, including designing experiments, formulating new ideas related to the projects, executing experiments proficiently and timely, and analyzing data professionally. The scientist is expected to handle multiple projects, to write scientific papers and reviews, and to present work in scientific conferences. The scientist is expected to supervise students and technicians including assay development, problem solving, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments.
Ph.D. in molecular biology, development biology, medicine, or immunology is required. The successful candidate is expected to have research experience in genetically modified mice, mouse models in vivo, molecular immunology, and transcriptome analysis. Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals is required. The candidate is highly motivated, collaborative, and hard working. Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Sabriya Hughes at Sabriya.Hughes@cshs.org