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Project Scientist/Research Pathologist, Cancer Shared Resources - Hybrid

Job Description

Grow your career at Cedars-Sinai!

Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit academic healthcare organization serving the diverse Los Angeles community and beyond. We are one of the leading institutes for competitive research funding from the National Institutes of Health. As an international leader in biomedical research, we translate discoveries into successful treatments with global impact. Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research with discoveries occurring in 26 departments and institutes that encompass the full spectrum of medicine.

Why work here?

Beyond an outstanding benefit package and competitive salaries, we take pride in hiring the best, most committed employees. Our staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a multifaceted, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of care we strive for.

Under direct supervision of Cedars-Sinai Cancer (CSC) Associate Director for Shared Resources, the Project Scientist works independently and in cooperation with other CSC leadership to manage the Cancer Biobank scientific goals and daily operations. The CSC Biobank will manage the research operations related to biomaterial acquisition, storage and retrieval for the Molecular Twin research initiative. The CSC Biobank will manage additional patient-donated biomaterials required for research projects within the CSC. The Project Scientist will have the operational title “Scientific Director, Cancer Biobank” and serve as the administrative and scientific lead for the CSC Biobank and its staff members.

What will you be doing:
  • May assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
  • Supervises and performs a variety of research projects for Cancer Biobank following standard operating procedures that might be different for each patient based on the type of biological samples needed.
  • Performs and maintains good documentation practices, and ensures all documentation stays in sync with Federal and State accrediting agency requirements.
  • Accessioning of surgical specimens in the laboratory information system (LIS).
  • Perform specimen photography and radiography.
  • Perform frozen sections and other intraoperative consultations.
  • Procure tissue for tumor banking and research studies.
  • Assist with duties related to surgical pathology.
  • Identify, investigate, and resolve problems related to surgical pathology.
  • Participate and/or assist in accessioning and labeling specimens.
  • Maintain equipment, supply inventory, specimen storage and disposal, and general cleanliness of the laboratory

We are always looking to grow our teams with talented people, just like you. That’s why, this position is eligible for our Employee Referral Bonus Program. Refer qualified candidates today!


Experience Requirements:

  • Doctorate Degree required.
  • Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization, as applicable.
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience, preferred.

Working Title:

Project Scientist/Research Pathologist, Cancer Shared Resources - Hybrid


Cancer Inst Shared Services

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Service Lines & Ops

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Job Specialty:

Research Studies/Clinical Trials

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Shift Length:

8 hour shift

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Base Pay:

$66,600.00 - $133,100.00

Cedars-Sinai is an Equal Employment Opportunity 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. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.

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