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Project Scientist - Svendsen Lab

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90006
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 its just one of the many reasons why we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. **Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?** The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for a Project Scientist to join the laboratory of Dr. Clive Svendsen's Lab! The mission of the Svendsen Laboratory is to study neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntingtons disease (HD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Parkinsons disease (PD) and Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS) using stem cells as a disease treatment, as well as a tool for modeling these diseases in vitro. Clive Svendsen, PhD, has significant experience in studying these diseases over the last twenty years and is merging his experience with the use of leading-edge technologies, such as inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). To learn more, please visit: Svendsen Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai (cedars-sinai.edu). The Project Scientist works independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in any academic discipline. The Project Scientist may be an ongoing member of a research team or may be employed for a limited period of time to contribute high-level skills to a specific research or creative program. Project Scientists are not required to carry out independent research or to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities. Ordinarily, the Project Scientist title will carry out research or creative programs as well as administration of day-to-day lab operations with supervision by a member of the Professorial Series. **Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:** + May assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds. + May serve as PI for certain grants as approved by supervising member of the Professorial Series. + May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author. + May develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols. + Assists in lab experiments. + Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data. + May lead or train Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows. Will involve co-supervise the graduate students or research staff with less experiences. + Will assist in day-to-day laboratory activities. + Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research. **Department-Specific Responsibilities:** + Take ownership for overall management of project to ensure that all work is conducted in a timely, complete and accurate way. + Maintain timelines and lists of critical tasks and deadlines. Coordinate with all project personnel to monitor activities. Conduct weekly meeting to review progress. Assist senior management in identifying barriers and implementing plans to overcome them. + Ensure that pre-determined SOPs exist for all activities. Oversee laboratory records and maintain files of all activities. + Act as liaison with funding agency. Create and review periodic reports. Participate in reviews. + Anticipate all administrative requirements including approvals for animal use, biosafety, training, contracts, equipment purchase and maintenance. + Act as liaison with subcontractors and collaborators. Draft and refine contracts, research agreements and scopes of work. + Assist in identification and planning of clinical protocol including regulatory, operational, logistical and financial requirements. + Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping a lab notebook, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments and general lab maintenance will be required. + The individual will be expected to function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students. **Education:** + Doctorate degree required. Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project. **Experience and Skillset:** + Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization, as applicable + Knowledge of PIs area of research specialization + Demonstrated technical competency in a variety of research techniques and protocols. + Prior experience in management of technical staff is desirable. + Demonstrated participation complex multi-investigator projects and communication with outside groups, organizational skills, focus and attention to detail. + Scheduling flexibility including evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment may be necessary. Travel may be required. + Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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Posted: 2021-04-19 Expires: 2021-05-19

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