Postdoctoral Scientist - Seki Lab - Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Cedars Sinai

Beverly Hills, CA

Job posting number: #7210557 (Ref:217)

Posted: January 23, 2024

Job Description

Job Description

Are you looking to contribute to groundbreaking research? We invite you to consider and apply for this opportunity!

Cedars-Sinai is an international leader in biomedical research, we translate discoveries into successful treatments with global impact.

Principal Investigator, Ekihiro, MD, PhD is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join his research team!

The primary focus of the Seki Laboratory is to understand the role of innate immune and inflammatory signals in chronic liver diseases such as liver fibrosis, alcoholic and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma. To learn more about this research specialty, please visit the Seki Lab website.

Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Postdoctoral Scientist will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. The incumbent may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. This position analyzes and interprets data, and may assist in preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. This position is not responsible for generating grant funds.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs and performs experiments.
  • Maintains appropriate experimental records, documentation, and analyzes the results with the Principal Investigator.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes, and compiles data.
  • Performs laboratory procedures including cell culture and animal models, throughout the training period.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

Department-Specific Duties:

  • Performs cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western blot, DNA/RNA/protein extraction, genotyping PCR, real time PCR, cell culture, transfection of plasmids, immunohistochemistry, and tissue staining.
  • Participates in projects involving investigating the role of innate immune and inflammatory signals in chronic liver diseases, including fatty liver, liver fibrosis, and liver malignancy, and mechanisms of novel therapeutic targets for these liver diseases using cell culture models (standard and microfluidic device) and animal models.



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

Experience and Skills:

  • Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.
  • Acquires complete technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.

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 : 217
Working Title : Postdoctoral Scientist - Seki Lab - Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department : Research - General Medicine
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:#7210557 (Ref:217)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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