Postdoctoral Scientist - Pediatrics - Arditi Lab

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7210551 (Ref:263)

Posted: January 24, 2024

Job Description

Job Description

Principal Investigator, Dr. Moshe Arditi, is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the Department of Pediatrics!

The Cedars-Sinai Infectious and Immunological Diseases Research Center (IIDRC) Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Pediatrics Department (Arditi Lab) are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist, for NIH-funded cardiovascular immunobiology and mitochondrial biology research.

The Arditi Laboratory, led by Moshe Arditi, MD, director of the Infectious and Immunological Diseases Research Center (IIDRC), investigates innate and adaptive immunity in cardiovascular inflammation and mitochondrial biology and gender differences. The Arditi Laboratory particularly investigates the immunobiology of the cardiovascular lesions in the Kawasaki Disease vasculitis mouse model as well as abdominal aorta aneurysm and atherosclerosis mouse models, focusing in mitochondrial biology, metabolism, NLRP3 inflammasome activation and IL-1beta production.

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This is an NIH funded postdoctoral position to investigate the immunobiology of cardiovascular inflammation, including the two experimental murine models of inflammation, Kawasaki Disease vasculitis and myocarditis mouse model, and murine models of atherosclerosis. Role of innate and adaptive immunity, discovery of novel therapeutics, role of mitochondrial function and metabolism, and sex differences in these experimental models are the focus of the laboratory.

Working independently but in close cooperation and consultation with the Principal Investigator(s) and other Research Scientists, the Postdoctoral Scientist performs routine and complex cellular, molecular biology experiments, as well as conducts and learns procedures for experimental murine models of cardiovascular immunobiology throughout the training period. Will analyze, interpret and present research data. Not responsible for generating grant funds.

What are the primary duties & responsibilities?

  • Assists in preparation of grant proposals and is encouraged to apply for fellowship grants.
  • Participates in manuscript preparation, publications and presentations as author or co-author ad abstract preparations.
  • Designs and performs experiments. Keeps appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyzes the results with the Principal Investigator.
  • Develops, adapts, and implements new research techniques and protocols.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.



  • Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in Immunology, Immunobiology, molecular biology or areas directly related to field of research specialization is required.

Experience & Skills:

  • One (1) year of experience acquired thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment is required.
  • Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within an area of specialization.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
  • Strong background and experience in mitochondrial biology, metabolism, cellular and molecular Biology and or Immunology, as well as experience with experimental murine models of cardiovascular diseases is preferred.
  • Experience in microscopic imaging, mouse dissection, handling mice, including genotyping and breeding is strongly preferred.

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 : 263
Working Title : Postdoctoral Scientist - Pediatrics - Arditi Lab
Department : Research - Pediatrics
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 : $32.00 - $45.00

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Job posting number:#7210551 (Ref:263)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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