The Theodorescu Lab at Cedars-Sinai is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology or immunology. This individual would join our exciting cancer research group. Recent efforts in our lab have focused on identifying immune system agonists or antagonists that modulate tumor behavior in vivo. The successful candidate will be a driven, creative, team-oriented individual with a passion for helping to discover and move fundamental cancer biologic findings towards a clinical setting. We employ many different in vitro and in vivo approaches and seek individuals with a strong background in immunology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Our lab has recently published in a number of high impact journals including Nature, Science, and JNCI and we hope the successful candidate will help us continue making solid contributions to cancer therapeutics. We welcome applications from both recent PhD recipients and individuals seeking additional postdoctoral training. Strong preference will be given to individuals with an outstanding publication record from their prior graduate and/or postgraduate training and/or existing extramural funding.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
May assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
Designs and performs experiments. Keeps detailed experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
Develops, adapts, and implements new research techniques and protocols.
Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.
Meets with Dr. Theodorescu on a regular basis to discuss research progress and plans.
May be asked to write small grant proposals or NRSA/T32 applications.
Spends about 75% of time on bench research experimentation and 25% of time on writing articles/analyzing data/online research.
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