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Postdoctoral Scientist -Stehlik Lab

Los Angeles, California
Closing date
29 Aug 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Job Description

Molecular Innate Immunity Post-Doctoral Opportunity available!

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study novel aspects of canonical- and non-canonical inflammasome responses in macrophages in the Stehlik-Dorfleutner Laboratory of Molecular Innate Immunology. Research is focused on the molecular mechanisms regulating inflammasome responses and deciphering unique inflammasome responses in human macrophages and their function in inflammatory and auto-immune disease and during host-pathogen interaction in humans and in mouse models. More information can be found at Stehlik & Dorfleutner Lab | Cedars-Sinai and at Home | the stehlik-dorfleutner lab ( .

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

The Stehlik-Dorfleutner lab is located in the Department of Academic Pathology at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a major nonprofit academic healthcare organization. Whether you love world-class entertainment, dining, shopping and museums or prefer the outdoors and sports, Los Angeles has something for everyone. Year-round sunshine provides the perfect backdrop for endless activities. Centrally located in the middle of everything is Cedars-Sinai. Working and living here, you are never far from something new and exciting. Our laboratory consists of modern research space with state of the art equipment and provides a highly collaborative team work environment. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude towards challenging projects, who seeks the opportunity to grow and succeed in a productive environment with excellent facilities. This position is available for a one-year appointment with the expected possibility of extension and offers exceptional salary and benefits.

Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. 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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • May assist in 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.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.


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

Experience & Skills:
  • Strong background in Innate Immunology or biochemistry and animal models as demonstrated by first-author publications in internationally-recognized scientific journals.
  • Experience with biochemical techniques and immune-relevant animal models highly preferred.
  • 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.

Req ID : 905
Working Title : Postdoctoral Scientist -Stehlik Lab
Department : Pathology Group Operations
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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