Mount Sinai Careers

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

New York, New York
Research


Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the Cerebrovascular Translational Laboratory of Christopher Kellner MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Cerebrovascular Center in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We are seeking a motivated individual who will be involved in the design and laboratory testing of novel anti-neuroinflammatory strategies in benchtop and animal models of intracerebral hemorrhage. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, animal and imaging facilities, and work in a collaborative environment with other scientists in the Friedmann Brain Institute Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

General Mission:
Functioning independently, the Postdoctoral Researcher will design, organize and conduct highly specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols and procedures and in some cases designing new protocols. Duties assigned to this position may involve organizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of research methodologies, as well as data collection, analysis and evaluation. Furthermore, the Postdoctoral Researcher will summarize findings and publish results in research journals, assume general responsibility for scientific laboratory operations and provide supervision and guidance to junior technicians, students, and researchers. The duties will require independent discretion and judgment in carrying out research activities within the predetermined research scope and methodology. The Postdoctoral Researcher will have unlimited access to cerebrovascular neurosurgeons and clinically acquired samples.

Responsibilities/Duties
As a team member of the Cerebrovascular Translational Laboratory and with the guidance of Christopher Kellner, MD and his collaborators at Mount Sinai, the Postdoctoral Researcher key responsibilities/duties will be the following:

Design and implement research protocols, design safety procedures, adapt new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research projects and conduct research experiments in the field of intracerebral hemorrhage treatment.
Perform standard in vitro molecular and cell biology, biochemistry and imaging/microscopy techniques and assays (RNA extraction, protein extraction, DNA extraction, Western blot, PCR and RT-qPCR, immunofluorescence, agarose gels).
Prepare media, culture and maintain multiple cell lines, as well as handle, inject, dissect animals (mainly mice) and perform animal (mice) surgery.
Collect, prepare and analyze research data, including periodical pertinent scientific literature search, keep a detailed notebook summarizing experiments, recording research data and maintain a computer database of research data.
Display data for presentation in research conferences and use of graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data and participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals. May also assist in grant writing.
Supervise other personnel in the laboratory to coordinate research efforts for increased efficiency and participate in training of fellows, residents, students and volunteer workers as needed.
Assist with ordering of supplies as needed and general lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance. Additional duties can be assigned and may include attending scientific conferences and meetings.
Attend relevant national and international research conferences for the presentation of scientific work.
Mandatory
• A doctoral degree (PhD) in biomedical science or biomechanical engineering.
• Demonstrated understanding of the requirements for a successful execution of a research project and for managing resources.
• Ability to generate new ideas and links and builds upon existing ideas to generate unique concepts and solutions.
• Proven record of working with team members and PhD students to help build their research skills and knowledge and to support and guide their professional development.
• Proven ability to fulfill the academic writing requirements for scientific publications.
Desirable
• Prior postdoctoral research experience.
• Experience in work related to edema associated with intracerebral hemorrhage
• Animal work experience.