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Company: Cedars-Sinai
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


In the Neurodegenerative Diseases Laboratory led by Robert Baloh, MD, PhD, the goal is to understand mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and peripheral neuropathy using human disease genes as our guide, in an effort to develop effective treatments for these disorders.

For more information about Dr. Robert Baloh's Lab, please visit: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/baloh.html

The Baloh Lab is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to study the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration with focus on mitochondrial function and dynamics and their role in axonal and cellular integrity. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary group of neurologists, molecular biologists and neurogeneticists interested in understanding neurodegeneration with the goal of developing therapies. The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Scientist will be studying molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration resulting from altered mitochondrial dynamics, which impacts a range of diseases including inherited neuropathy, motor neuron disease/ALS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.

The ideal candidate will have experience with:

  • A broad range of techniques including molecular biology and genetic engineering, mitochondrial analysis and live cell imaging, tissue culture including iPSC differentiation, transcriptomic analysis, and disease modeling in rodents
  • Performing routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period

  • Developing, adapting, and implementing new research techniques and protocols, and analyzing and interpreting data

  • Participating in publications and presentations as author or co-author

Additional Expectations and Job Duties:

  • May assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds
  • Designs and performs experiments, keeping appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator
  • May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments
  • Participation in laboratory meetings, keeping a lab notebook, performing calculations, tabulating data, summarizing methods and results of related experiments and general lab maintenance

  • Function efficiently and cooperatively with a team of faculty, research associates, technicians and students
  • Scheduling flexibility to include evening, weekend and holiday rotation commitment is required

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Travel may be required
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Educational Requirements:

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


  • 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

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