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Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?
The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for a Project Scientist to join the laboratory of Dr. Clive Svendsen's Lab! The mission of the Svendsen Laboratory is to study neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington's disease (HD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Parkinson's disease (PD) and Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS) using stem cells as a disease treatment, as well as a tool for modeling these diseases in vitro. Clive Svendsen, PhD, has significant experience in studying these diseases over the last twenty years and is merging his experience with the use of leading-edge technologies, such as inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). To learn more, please visit: Svendsen Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai (cedars-sinai.edu).
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.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
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 involve co-supervise the graduate students or research staff with less experiences.
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.
Take ownership for overall management of project to ensure that all work is conducted in a timely, complete and accurate way.
Maintain timelines and lists of critical tasks and deadlines. Coordinate with all project personnel to monitor activities. Conduct weekly meeting to review progress. Assist senior management in identifying barriers and implementing plans to overcome them.
Ensure that pre-determined SOPs exist for all activities. Oversee laboratory records and maintain files of all activities.
Act as liaison with funding agency. Create and review periodic reports. Participate in reviews.
Anticipate all administrative requirements including approvals for animal use, biosafety, training, contracts, equipment purchase and maintenance.
Act as liaison with subcontractors and collaborators. Draft and refine contracts, research agreements and scopes of work.
Assist in identification and planning of clinical protocol including regulatory, operational, logistical and financial requirements.
Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping a lab notebook, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments and general lab maintenance will be required.
The individual will be expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students.
Doctorate degree required. Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project.
Experience and Skillset:
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.
Prior experience in management of technical staff is desirable.
Demonstrated participation complex multi-investigator projects and communication with outside groups, organizational skills, focus and attention to detail.
Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment may be necessary. Travel may be required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
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-scientists 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 t...eaching 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.