Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Smidt Heart Institute ( Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Lab)

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7153669 (Ref:HRC1061826)

Posted: April 3, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

Grow your career at Cedars-Sinai!

The Smidt Heart Institute reflects Cedars-Sinai's steadfast dedication to heart disease and research innovation giving patients access to the highest level of care. Year after year, thousands of people trust their hearts to Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Our cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and niche care teams treat the full spectrum of heart disease and disorders, while our investigators continue to advance the field with groundbreaking, life-saving research. From genetic counseling and targeted drug therapies to a growing array of minimally invasive procedures, Cedars-Sinai continues to stand at the forefront of technology, innovation and discovery improving patient outcomes.

Join our team and use your experience with an organization known nationally for excellence in research!

The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the laboratory of Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim. The Postdoctoral Researcher will provide support research conducted under the direct of Dr. Ibrahim. Dr. Ibrahim focuses on extracellular vesicles, nano-sized lipid particles secreted by nearly all cells and (as such) present in all biological fluids. Mounting evidence points to these paracrine signals as central mediators of injury, healing, and homeostasis. Dr. Ibrahim is particularly interested in the translational application of this biologic. Additionally he is also interested in describing the role of diverse EV cargo such as small RNAs, lipids, and proteins that affect healing and regeneration in a variety of disease indications.

Summary:

  • Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with Dr. Ibrahim, the Postdoctoral Researcher will develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols in Dr. Ibrahim's Research Lab, and analyze and interpret data.
  • Participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
  • Develop grant proposals either independently or by working collaboratively with department directors or other faculties.
  • Design and perform experiments and develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques.
  • Perform routine and complex laboratory procedures.
  • Other duties include participation in research/academic meetings, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments, etc.
  • Expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students. 

Responsibilities include surgical research laboratory; IACUC documentation for experimental projects, editing scientific papers, ordering supplies and animals, procedure scheduling, pre-surgical preparation (including pre-anesthetic induction, intubation, sterile preparation of animal and instruments), surgical assistance (anesthesia, circulation and scrub nursing), post-operative recovery of animals, daily drug administration and census maintenance.  Some minor surgical procedures in rodents.  Other responsibilities include training new research fellows and maintaining and servicing laboratory equipment.


Qualifications

Educational Requirements:

PhD or MD from an accredited institution. 
Prior experience in research preferred. 

Experience:

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and other Windows-based software. 
Experience in laboratory research and federal grant proposal development and grant submission in area of basic research. 
Ability to work independently. Good communication and interpersonal skills

Physical Demands:

Able to perform moderate lifting.  Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time.  Able to read papers and online documents.  Able to operate standard office equipment.  Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions


About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : HRC1061826
Working Title : Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Smidt Heart Institute ( Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Lab)
Department : Heart Institute
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Academic / Research
Job Specialty : Postdoctoral Scholar
Overtime Status : EXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $30.00 - $45.00



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Job posting number:#7153669 (Ref:HRC1061826)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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