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Associate Researcher, Department of Psychiatry
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The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York is seeking an ambitious and motivated Research Associate with background in molecular and cellular neuroscience to study the mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorder in the laboratory of Silvia De Rubeis, PhD.
Dr. De Rubeis’ laboratory aims at translating emerging genetic findings from large-scale genomic studies into functional analyses in cellular and mouse models with the goal of understanding the pathogenic underpinnings of autism and related disorders. In particular, the laboratory is interested in studying the nature of shared genetic risk between autism and intellectual disability and the neurodevelopmental defects resulting from disruptive mutations in associated risk genes.
The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment is a fully integrated translational research center dedicated to discovering the biological causes of autism and developing breakthrough treatments. Our mission is to bridge the gap between new discoveries at the basic science level and clinical care, by developing new and improved approaches to autism diagnosis and treatment. Our interdisciplinary patient-based research team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, a developmental pediatrician, neurologist, clinical geneticist, and trainees in medicine and psychology. The Seaver Autism Center is committed to serving individuals of all levels of functioning and takes a unique genetics-first approach to ASD research. The Seaver Center is one of the highest ranked autism research centers and Investigators at the Seaver Center have strong collaborations with the Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We also collaborate with several other institutions, nationally and internationally.
- Conducts routine and standardized experiments using advanced research techniques specific to subject matter of the research project.
- Assists in new and unexpected research experiments and techniques.
- Assists in the collection, analysis and review of experimental data for publication and presentation.
- Participates in biweekly meetings of the lab as well as other scientifically-oriented meetings, seminars, and other activities.
- Maintains laboratory environment and assists in the upkeep of appropriate inventory; may include ordering of supplies.
- Performs other related duties.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Moleculary Biology, Cellular Neurobiology, Neuroscience or a related discipline.
- 1 year of research/laboratory experience.
- A successful candidate will have experience in molecular and cellular neuroscience approaches. Preferred applicants will have experience with mouse models, an understanding of molecular genetics/genomics principles and methods, and/or familiarity with R and other statistical software.
- Knowledge of standard research concepts.
- Experience with and understanding of molecular techniques, especially DNA/RNA/Protein Isolation, western blot analysis, PCR, and cloning.
- Ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team.
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