Join Dr. Dima Sheyn and his research group as a Postdoctoral Scientist in the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute!
The Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute brings together research faculty and clinicians to provide a true "bench to bedside" organization. Regenerative medicine is a new and developing field that aims to restore function in diseased or aged tissues through either revitalizing existing cells or transplanting new ones. At the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, researchers are turning stem cells into therapies for treating a multitude of prevalent diseases and conditions.
Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?
The Sheyn Laboratory focuses on the development of stem cell therapies for multiple musculoskeletal disorders caused by acute injuries and aging. The primary focus of the lab is degenerative disc disease and sports medicine-related injuries and chronic conditions. To learn more, please visit: Sheyn Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai.
The Postdoctoral Scientist works independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with Dr. Sheyn and other Research Scientists. As a Research Postdoc, plan and conduct experiments in-vitro to manipulate induce pluripotent stem cells, combined with biomaterials in bioreactors and organ-on-chip systems and will manage in-vivo regeneration applications with PI's and lab staff's support. The Research Postdoc will continue externally funded projects, but also will assist in developing new concepts that will be used for new grant applications.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
May assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
May write/modify IRB and IACUC applications.
May mentor/train research associates, technicians, and students.
Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping a lab notebook, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments and general lab maintenance.
Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.
Experience and Skillset:
Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.
Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment may be necessary. Travel may be required.
Function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians, and students.
Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Sheyn Lab - Stem Cells & Sports Medicine
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