Postdoctoral Scientist - Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology/Medicine

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7252713 (Ref:2542)

Posted: June 5, 2024

Job Description

Job Description

Are you looking to contribute to groundbreaking research? We look forward to having you join our team!

Cedars-Sinai is an international leader in biomedical research, we translate discoveries into successful treatments with global impact.

Principal Investigator, Srinivas Gaddam, MD is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join his dynamic team! Dr. Srinivas Gaddam is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Pancreatic Biliary Research Program in Department of Medicine

Cedars-Sinai’s Pancreatic Biliary research group comprises a group of world-class clinicians and researchers, and up-and-coming investigators who are interested in understanding disease mechanisms, early diagnosis, effective managements, and outcomes in upper gastrointestinal (GI) diseases and upper GI cancers. The goal is to decrease morbidity and mortality of patients from these diseases by improving early detection and in providing effective and evidence-based management.

Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, the Postdoctoral Scientist will perform routine and complex procedures throughout training period. The incumbent may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. The team member analyzes and interprets data, may assist in preparation of grant proposals, and participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. This position is not responsible for generating grant funds.

The postdoctoral position is a full-time appointment for one year and is renewable dependent on the applicant’s progress. The incumbent may have already completed training in or plan to apply for clinical fellowship during their tenure as a postdoctoral scientist. This is a non-clinical position. Applicants must have a proven track-record of academic interest during previous training. Applicants should have an aptitude to learn to design experimental protocols, including detailed data collection, and analysis. Knowledge of safety standards, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), research ethics, human subjects' protection, and other mandatory training will be required to commence the job. This program is intended to prepare the individual for a career in academia in medicine, and more specifically in gastroenterology. Scientists will obtain hands-on training in writing protocols, manuscripts and grant applications, and in conducting clinical research, with an emphasis on increasing independence.

Postdoctoral scientists are encouraged to apply for Master’s Degree in Health Deliver Science ( The position will attempt to pay part of tuition costs of this degree. This will be on case-by-case basis and will be based upon the candidate’s performance and experience. Salary will commensurate with ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) PGY-level status. A comprehensive benefits package will be offered for full-time postdoctoral scientists per Cedars-Sinai Human Resources departmental policy.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Incumbent will be encouraged to apply for fellowships as part of career development.
  • Designs and performs experiments.
  • Keeps appropriate experimental records and documentation, and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes, and compiles data.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

Department-Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists research coordinator/research associate and other research members as needed.
  • Mentors and assists residents/fellows in completion of research projects.
  • Attends and participates in relevant clinical conferences.
  • Prepares literature reviews, background research, and other draft content for grant proposals and academic papers.
  • Drafts project reports, research protocols, and other project documents.
  • Standardizes and manages large datasets.
  • Writes grant proposals and works towards funding proposed research.
  • Attends academic development program.



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


  • Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.
  • Acquires complete technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
  • Strong academic record and interest in conducting research in GI is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of clinical study designs.
  • Strong English oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Basic skills in data analysis software.

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 : 2542
Working Title : Postdoctoral Scientist - Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology/Medicine
Department : Research - General Medicine
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 : $72,000.00 - $93,600.00

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Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
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