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Providence Health & Services Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a full time, day shift Postdoctoral Research Fellow to Providence John Wayne Cancer Institute Santa Monica, CA.

In this position you will

  • Join members of the Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics Laboratory who, along with collaborators, focus on neuro-oncology and neuroscience drug discovery, drug development, and translational research.

  • Design and execute laboratory experiments

  • Demonstrate independent scientific thinking, while being focused on the proposed studies.

  • Demonstrate ability to do science with limited supervision.

  • Perform various biochemical and molecular biology studies.

  • Keep detailed experimental records and documentation.

  • Assist with concept proposals, grant submissions, and annual reports.

  • Support the preparation of data packages for publications, posters, and verbal presentations.

  • Keep abreast of up-to-date developments in procedures, technology and equipment, as they become available.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Ph.D. or MD degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline

  • Demonstrated record of publications related to cancer biology, cell signaling, and preferably in drug discovery

  • Must have a thorough understanding of cancer or neuroscience drug development process.

  • Experienced in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques

  • Proficient in P.C. software applications including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Office), and scientific-specific IT platforms (Prism, FlowJo)

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation and project management skills

  • Ability to deal effectively with many people across a broad range of cultural backgrounds and ages.

  • Strong problem solving, analytical skills, and strategic thinking.

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision to prioritize, organize, and coordinate work.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Strong background in molecular and cell biology, tumor metabolism, and preferably in genomics, and bioinformatics

  • Experience working with animal models of human diseases

About the hospital you will serve:

The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center is a cancer research institute dedicated to the understanding and curing of cancer in order to eliminate patient suffering worldwide. The Institute's mission is accomplished by conducting innovative research focused on biological mechanisms to provide new understandings of the cause, diagnosis, control, and cure of cancer; training the next generation of surgical scientists who study and treat cancer; and researching unique experimental treatment services to rapidly develop and test new forms of diagnosis and therapy in order to improve the quality of life and expected survival of those afflicted with cancer.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Research

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 235949