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27 days ago
Los Angeles, California, United States
27 days ago


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 Investigators, Fayyaz Sutterwala, MD, PhD and Suzanne Cassel, MD are looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!

The Sutterwala and Cassel laboratory is seeking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to study NLR biology in innate and adaptive immune responses and also non-immunological roles such as senescence and tissue repair. Research projects include characterization of novel phenotypes in genetically modified animals and determining the mechanisms that create the in vivo findings. The focus of studies in the Sutterwala and Cassel Lab is a family of cytosolic molecules called nucleotide-binding domain leucine-rich repeat containing receptors (NLRs) that are involved in the regulation of innate immune responses and cell death pathways. To learn more, please visit the Sutterwala and Cassel Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai.

Some examples of ongoing research projects include:

1) Evaluating the contribution of mitophagy and mitochondrial haplogroups in innate immune signaling (Elliott et al. J Immunol 2018; Iyer et al. Immunity 2013).

2) Defining the role of macrophage NLRC4 in controlling anti-tumor CD4 and CD8 T cell responses (Janowski et al. J Clin Invest 2016).

3) Evaluation of NLR function in cellular senescence in a model of acute lung injury.

4) Determining the mechanism of NLRP12-mediated recruitment of neutrophils to inflammatory sites (Ulland et al. Nat Commun 2016).

As a Postdoctoral Scientist, you will be working independently, but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Research Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols, analyze and interpret data, and assist in preparation of grant proposals. This position is not responsible for generating grant funds.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
  • Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

  • Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization, required.
Experience and Skill Set:
  • Highly-motivated candidates with a recent PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences and experience in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or murine models are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with mitochondrial biology, tumor immunology, cell cycle regulation, and/or metabolism are a plus.
  • Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.
  • Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis, and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.
  • Candidates should be enthusiastic, hardworking, collaborative, and self-motivated.
  • Candidates should also have a strong record of scientific accomplishment.

  • Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Immunology - Sutterwala & Cassel Lab
  • Department: Home Dept - Pulmonary
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Postdoctoral
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 59616544
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Position Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Immunology - Sutterwala & Cassel Lab
  • Company Name: Cedars-Sinai
  • Job Function: Postdoc
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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