Smidt Middle East Research Postdoc Fellow - Smidt Heart Institute

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7186491 (Ref:HRC1382460)

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 skills with an organization known nationally for excellence in research!

The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is seeking Research Fellow applicants for our Smidt Middle East Post Doc Fellowship Program, which is scheduled to start on January 1, 2024 (contingent upon visa and onboarding schedule). Cedars-Sinai is an academic medical center and one of the largest teaching hospitals in the Los Angeles area. The Smidt Middle East Post Doc Fellowship program under the leadership of Dr. Christine Albert, Chair, Department of Cardiology, is seeking highly-qualified, motivated and creative MD applicants who have completed specialty/subspecialty training in cardiovascular medicine who wish to pursue dedicated research training in a focused area within cardiology or cardiovascular surgery. 

Two Smidt Middle East Post-Doc Fellows will be selected from Israel , who will work side by side in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai in areas of overlapping focus to encourage collaboration over their two-year fellowship in Los Angeles. A salary (stipend) will be provided to each applicant that is selected for the program. The program has been designed to foster understanding, collegiality and cooperation between and among future leaders in the region. 

Qualification for the Program: 
- Completion of subspecialty training in a branch of cardiovascular medicine: i.e., cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, angiology, etc (including pediatric cardiology and nuclear cardiology)
- Citizenship and current residency in a Middle East Country, including Israel
- Should be currently on staff employment at a Middle East academic Institution 
- Eligible to obtain an appropriate US Visa, J-1 Etc.. 
- A letter of expressed interest by applicant's home academic institution that they will provide applicant with a faculty position upon completion of the fellowship program. 
- Applicants will be expected to return to their home country upon completion of the fellowship program, in order to become leaders and educators in their home country. 

Applications must include the following: 
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal statement on career goals and objectives 
- A cover letter outlining proposed research area
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from members of the applicant's home academic institution 
- Formal letter from applicant's home academic institution detailing their dedication to offer applicant a faculty position upon return to their home country in Middle East 

Please note that upon selection for the program, applicants will undergo a phone interview with staff from the Smidt Heart Institute 
Please complete our required on-line application and also address and mail your application package above to: 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Smidt Heart Institute
ATTN: Jacqueline Leslie
127 S. San Vicente Blvd, Suite A3100
Los Angeles, CA 90048


Educational Requirements:

- MD from an accredited institution

Licenses: N/A


- Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization. - Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment. 
- Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
- Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment

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 : HRC1382460
Working Title : Smidt Middle East Research Postdoc Fellow - Smidt Heart Institute
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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Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
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