Visiting Postdoc (unpaid)

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7186169 (Ref:HRC1370903)

Posted: October 11, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Overview of Department & Mentor
Our plastic surgery team has the technical know-how to treat even the most complicated conditions. We offer a full complement of plastic surgery services—from complex extremity reconstruction, breast reconstruction, lymphedema relief and peripheral nerve surgery to gender-affirming surgery, cosmetic facial surgery and body contouring.
One of Dr. Cetrulo’s primary goals is to develop a protocol for tolerance of hand and face transplantation to eliminate the need for immunosuppression. Transplant tolerance has been achieved in kidney, lung, combined heart-kidney transplantation in large animal research at the Center for Transplantation Sciences (CTS) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he was a Senior Investigator and Head of the Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) Laboratory. This tolerance protocol has been successfully translated to kidney transplant patients in the Transplant Unit at MGH. Dr. Cetrulo intends to modify this protocol to apply it to VCA. As a reconstructive plastic surgery attending at the Cedars-Sinai, he is also in an ideal situation to see this research translated directly from bench to bedside.

Role Summary & Objectives
1)    The Fellow will be enrolled in the Plastic Surgery Microsurgery Research Training Program (on animals)
Practice sessions will include proficiency in the following:
1.  end-to-end arterial anastomosis
2.  end-to-end venous anastomosis
3.  end-to-side arterial anastomosis
4.  end-to-end nerve repair

2) The fellow will help setting up new research project in burns area, nanotechnology and perform the animal work

Role Activities & Timeline
His role in research will be to learn (not exhaustive): 
-    Months 1-3 : Writing animal protocols (IACUC, Citi training)
-    Months 3-6 : Participating in clinical research (IRB,…)
-    Months 3-9 : collecting and processing samples 
-    Months  6-10 transplanting VCAs in rodents and swine
-    Months 11-12 : manuscript writing and grants

Required Education & Experience 
•    Must be 18 years of age or older.
•    Must have a HS Diploma or GED.
•    Must reside in the greater Los Angeles area or surrounding cities while conducting all activities related to the intern or visitor appointment.
•    INTERNS: Those participating for academic credit must receive academic credit for the duration of the internship. 
•    VISITORS: Must be receiving funding from an eligible sponsoring institution (employer, educator, funder, etc.).
Preferred Education & Experience

Working Title: Visiting Postdoc (unpaid)
Department: Home Dept - Gewertz
Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category: Academic/Research
Job Specialty: Postdoctoral
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day
Base Pay:$0.00 - $0.00

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Job posting number:#7186169 (Ref:HRC1370903)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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