Postdoctoral Scientist - Anastassiou Lab - Department of Neurosurgery

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7171807 (Ref:HRC1310320)

Posted: April 3, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

If you're ready to be a part of groundbreaking research, then we invite you to consider this exciting opportunity and apply today!

Principal Investigator, Costas Anastassiou, PhD, is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!

The Anastassiou Laboratory is affiliated with the Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, the Center of Neural Sciences and Medicine and the Regenerative Medicine Institute. The lab team studies how the molecular and cellular composition of neurons translates to their phenotype and how these properties combine in brain circuits to produce function or, in the case of disease, dysfunction.

In this role, you will be working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation on the team of Costas Anastassiou, PhD. You will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. You may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. You are also expected to analyze/interpret data and may assist in the preparation of grant proposals. This position participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. This role is not be responsible for generating grant funds.

Additionally, you will be a crucial team member in our ongoing effort to understand human brain function spanning across spatiotemporal scales. The core responsibility for this position is to set-up computational simulations and data analysis workflows from slice and in vivo brain physiology in humans.

More specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Designing and conducting biophysical simulations with an existing computational framework allowing simulation of reconstructed, interconnected and biophysically realistic human neurons.
  • Analyzing simulated and experimental data using state-of-the-art statistical analyses to establish structure-function relationships.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs and performs experiments
  • Maintains experimental records and documentation and analyzes the results with the Principal Investigator.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

Department-Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In close collaboration with theoreticians and experimental colleagues, design, implement, and conduct single-neuron and network simulations of human neurons.
  • Contributes to ongoing efforts in computational framework development (simulation and data analysis) as well as to scientific questions relevant to the system under investigation.
  • Contributes to adjacent projects related to human pathophysiology and neurotherapies.
  • Publishes/presents findings in peer-reviewed journals/scientific conferences.
  • Prepares written and oral reports on a regular basis.
  • Maintains clear and accurate communication with supervisor, team members, and external collaborators.



  • Doctorate (PhD or MD/PhD) in area directly related to field of research specialization, required.
  • Doctorate degree in Computational Neuroscience, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Bioengineering or related field, highly preferred.

Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in Computational Neuroscience is preferred, but other strong applicants are considered (with background in Computational Physics, Applied Mathematics, Biophysics, and related fields).
  • Experience with parallel computing is a plus as well as familiarity with high-level programming languages such as Python or Matlab.
  • Experience with in vitro and in vivo electrophysiological monitoring techniques and analysis.
  • Ability to meet aggressive timelines and deliverables in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong publication record.
  • Experience in pursuing research projects in collaborative fashion.
  • Proven independent thinking and flexibility.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Physical Demands:

Ability to sit for long periods of time.

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 : HRC1310320
Working Title : Postdoctoral Scientist - Anastassiou Lab - Department of Neurosurgery
Department : Research - Neurosurgical
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 : $64,500.00 - $93,600.00

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Job posting number:#7171807 (Ref:HRC1310320)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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