Postdoctoral Scientist - Goodridge Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7243261 (Ref:2432)

Posted: May 7, 2024

Job Description

Job Description

Dr. Helen Goodridge is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join her research group at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute!

The Goodridge Lab focuses on researching the production and diverse functions of innate immune cells known as monocytes and macrophages. Macrophages are found in tissues throughout the body, while monocytes circulate in the blood and can be recruited to tissues, where they transform into macrophages. Collectively, these cells play crucial roles in tissue development and homeostasis, defense against invading pathogens, inflammation, and tissue repair. To learn more, please visit: Goodridge Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai (

The applicant should have an interest and expertise in immunology and/or hematology, with strong experience in flow cytometry, tissue culture, molecular biology (e.g. scRNA-seq, scATAC-seq, ChIP, DNA barcoding), rodent studies (e.g. adoptive transfer, bone marrow transplantation) and/or evaluation of human samples.

The postdoc will work independently under the direction of the PI and cooperatively with a team of other research staff to develop one or more research projects, plan and conduct experiments, and prepare data for publication and grant proposals. The postdoc will also collaborate with other investigators, train junior lab members, participate in lab meetings, and present their research at conferences.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May assist in the preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
  • May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
  • Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
  • May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
  • Analyzes interprets, summarizes, and compiles data.
  • Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
  • May observe MD-patient or MD-human research subject interactions as they pertain directly to research being performed.



  • Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization, required.

Experience and Skills:

  • Highly motivated and works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization, as well as collaboratively with other researchers.
  • 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, analysis, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
  • Bioinformatics/computational experience would be a significant advantage.
  • Prior experience with cell culture (stem cell culture desirable) and rodent models is preferred.
  • Some experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques, flow cytometry, microscopy and immunohistochemistry is a plus.
  • Able and willing to perform animal husbandry and work with mouse and human tissues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Knowledge of safety standards.
  • Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment, if necessary. Travel may be required.

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 : 2432
Working Title : Postdoctoral Scientist - Goodridge Lab - Regenerative Medicine Institute
Department : Research - RMI
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 : $62,400 - $93,600

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Job posting number:#7243261 (Ref:2432)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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