Postdoctoral Scientist - Heung Lab - Women’s Guild Lung Institute

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7198082 (Ref:HRC1433964)

Posted: April 3, 2024

Job Description

Job Description

If you are passionate about helping human kind by contributing to research discoveries, we invite to consider this phenomenal opportunity and apply today!

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons why we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Principal Investigator, Lena Heung, MD, PhD is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to join her research team in the Women's Guild Lung Institute!

The Heung Lab studies the role of highly developed and adaptive immune cells in the response to opportunistic fungal infections in the lungs. The ideal applicant should have an interest in immunology and host-pathogen interactions and prior experience in flow cytometry, tissue culture, microbiology, molecular biology (e.g., ELISA, RT-PCR, Western blotting, cloning), and rodent studies (e.g., infections, dissection, bone marrow chimeras, adoptive transfer). Bioinformatics and computational experience would be an advantage.

The incumbent will work independently under the direction of the Principal Investigator and in cooperation with other research staff. The Postdoc will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period and may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. The role is responsible for analyzing and interpreting data. The incumbent may assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds. The Postdoc is expected to participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Travel may be required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designing and performing experiments; analyzing, interpreting and compiling data for presentation; maintaining appropriate written and electronic records.
  • Assisting with training of junior lab members and participation in collaborations with other investigators.
  • Submitting fellowship proposals and assisting the PI with grant proposal.
  • Operating and maintaining equipment and instruments.
  • Following all laboratory safety standards and policies.
  • Appropriate monitoring and care of the rodent colony as related to the research project.
  • Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment.



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


  • Must have demonstrated ability to perform experimental procedures (including detailed data collection and analysis).
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficient digital literacy, and the ability to work across subject areas and functional units.
  • Experience with flow cytometry, cell culture, handling microbial samples, cellular and molecular biology techniques, and rodent handling is preferred.

Physical Demands:

Ability to work with rodents, perform procedures/benchwork, and use specialized equipment and computers for extended periods of time. Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions. Duties will require walking throughout the Medical Center.

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 : HRC1433964
Working Title : Postdoctoral Scientist - Heung Lab - Women’s Guild Lung Institute
Department : Research - Pulmonary
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 : $64,500.00 - $93,600.00

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Job posting number:#7198082 (Ref:HRC1433964)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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