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We are looking for highly-motivated Postdoctoral Scientists to join Dr. Noval Rivas’s group in the Departments of Biomedical Science and Pediatrics (Infectious and Immunologic Diseases Research Center IIDRC) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

We seek motivated, hard-working postdoctoral fellows to study the role of the inflammatory response in the development of the cardiovascular lesions of Kawasaki Disease vasculitis mouse model, including the role of the microbiome. A particular focus of this project is the understanding of the immunological mechanisms involved in disease initiation/development and to functionally characterize how different subsets of immune cells contribute to disease progression. The successful candidates must hold a PhD in immunology, cellular and molecular biology, or microbiology, and have research laboratory experience in immunology with gut microbiome research, good communication skills and experience working with mice. Preference will be given to individuals having experience with cell culture, flow cytometry and skills in either bioinformatics or molecular methods related to microbiome analyses. This is an NIH funded position, and the postdoc will be involved in developing and driving the project as well as writing up work for presentation and publication.

Please submit a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research experience, and goals with the names of three references to Dr. Magali Noval Rivas, via email:

Cedars-Sinai has its own Graduate program in Biomedical Translational Medicine, has 4 T32 Training grants, employs more than 800 individuals involved in research, including over 100 principal investigators and over 120 postdoctoral researchers leading sponsored research projects. We rank among the top 10 non-university hospitals nationwide receiving research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with provides over $ 75 million of the $ 155 million per year extramural research funding.