The Jiang Laboratory focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms of lung inflammation and fibrosis, the role of lung stem cells in pulmonary fibrosis, and the role of host defense in lung inflammation and fibrosis. For more information, please visit https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/jiang.html .
Working independently but in close cooperation and consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, the Postdoctoral Scientist will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period, and may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. The Postdoc analyzes and interprets data, and participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
The Postdoc will be expected to carry out projects independently with minimal supervision, including designing experiments, formulating new ideas related to the projects, executing experiments in a proficient and timely manner, and analyzing data professionally. The Postdoc is expected to handle multiple projects, write scientific papers and reviews, and present work at scientific conferences. The Postdoc will also supervise students and technicians in assay development, problem solving, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments.
Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:
May assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
Designs and performs experiments and keeps appropriate experimental records and documentation; analyzes the results with the Principal Investigator.
Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
Investigate mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis and carry out projects including the role of innate immune, stem cells, extracellular matrix, resident mesenchymal cells, and fibroblast heterogeneity in lung injury and repair (please see Nat Med. 2005;11:1173; J Clin Invest. 2010;120:2049; J Exp Med. 2011;208:1459; Sci Transl Med. 2011;3:74ra23; J Exp Med. 2015;212:235, J Clin Invest. 2016, 126:3063; and Nat Med 2016;22:1285).
Experimental approaches employed in Dr. Jiang's lab include molecular biology, genetically modified mice, lineage-specific tracing, mouse lung injury models, prospective isolation and cultivation of lung stem cells, single cell RNA-seq, immunology, tissue culture, and genomics studies.
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