Postdoctoral Scientist - Smidt Heart Institute (Dr. Chen/Dr. Liu)

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7246637 (Ref:1245)

Posted: April 3, 2024

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!

Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, the Postdoctoral Scientist will perform routine and sophisticated laboratory procedures throughout training period. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.  Analyzes and interprets data. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. 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.
  • Analyzes interpret, summarizes, and compiles data.
  • Performs routine and sophisticated laboratory procedures throughout the training period.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
  • May observe MD-patient or MD-human research subject interactions as it pertains directly to research being performed.
  • May assist in noninvasive, surgical (sterile and non-sterile), or euthanasia procedures on animals (mostly rabbits), including but not limited to ECG, echocardiography, thoracotomy, subcutaneous implantation of drug tablets, osmotic pumps, pacemakers, etc.
  • May assist in animal tissue harvest and preparation.
  • May perform optical mapping in Langendorff-perfused rabbit models, patch clamp studies, and ambulatory skin sympathetic nerve recordings.
  • May examine and analyze the histopathological sections of the nerve or cardiac tissues.


Educational Requirements:

Doctorate (MD, PhD, DVM, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization


  • Technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives acquired through one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability 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
  • Background knowledge about cardiac electrophysiology is required.
  • Previous basic biostatistics training is desirable.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Any experience in optical mapping studies or immunostaining would be preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Cannot be allergic to rabbits. 

Physical Demands:

Lifting, standing, sitting for 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 : 1245
Working Title : Postdoctoral Scientist - Smidt Heart Institute (Dr. Chen/Dr. Liu)
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:#7246637 (Ref:1245)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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