Project Scientist - Smidt Heart Institute (Per Diem)

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7117271 (Ref: HRC1101999)

Posted: December 5, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Grow your career at Cedars-Sinai!

The Smidt Heart Institute reflects Cedars-Sinai's steadfast commitment 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 specialized 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!

The Project Scientist works independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in any academic subject area.  The Project Scientist may be an ongoing member of a research team or may be employed for a limited period of time to contribute high-level skills to a specific research or creative program.  Project Scientists are not required to carry out independent research or to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities.  Ordinarily, the Project Scientist title will carry out research or creative programs as well as administration of day-to-day lab operations with supervision by a member of the Professorial Series.  


- May assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds.

- May serve as PI for certain grants as approved by supervising member of the Professorial Series.

- May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author. 

- May develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.  

- Assists in lab experiments.  

- Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.  

- May lead or train Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows.

- Will assist in day-to-day laboratory activities.

Educational Requirements:

- PhD or highest degree in their field.
- Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization.


- Minimum of 3 years as a post doctoral fellow.  
- Knowledge of PI’s area of research specialization. 
- Demonstrated technical proficiency in a variety of research techniques and protocols.

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 crucial job functions.

Working Title:Project Scientist - Smidt Heart Institute (Per Diem)
Department:Heart Institute Operations
Business Entity:Academic / Research
Job Category:,Academic/Research,Academic/Research
Job Specialty:Research Studies/Clinical Trials
Position Type:Per Diem
Shift Length:8 hour shift
Shift Type:Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.

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Job posting number:#7117271 (Ref: HRC1101999)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles,California
United States
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