Mount Sinai Careers

ASSOCIATE RESEARCHER II - Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health

New York, New York

Job Description

Mount Sinai Health System Careers

Associate Researcher II - 2242260

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Mount Sinai Health System’s multidisciplinary clinical research teams are pioneering innovative new approaches in health care across a variety of fields. Working alongside leading physicians and within internationally acclaimed medical institutes, centers, and laboratories, our scientists continue to shape the future of clinical care and improve outcomes for patients of all ages. 


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What You’ll Do:  

Under limited supervision, conducts experiments using advanced techniques specific to the research project. Analyzes and assists in interpreting moderately complex results.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a variety of routine and some non-routine laboratory experiments and assignments with very general supervision from the principal investigator
    • Prepare soft and hard tissue (bones, teeth) sections for different analyses (e.g. microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, microsampling techniques)
    • Experience with protocols for hard tissues is highly desirable
    • Experience with analytical chemistry techniques (ion chromatography, ICP-MS, Raman/infrared spectroscopy, calibration standards preparation) is desirable
  • Operate and maintain equipment (microscopes and polishers) and related components, which may be extremely delicate and sensitive. Troubleshoot, make adjustments, resolve problems and communicate with vendor service engineers
  • Order supplies and maintain equipment in timely manner
  • Manage the installation of new equipment and undergo training, prepare SOPs and experiment protocols, and train new users
  •  Aid in method development of new assays. Perform literature reviews to inform method development
  • Serve as a resource to all lab users, works with principle investigators and collaborates with other lab members. Participate in discussions of research protocols and objectives
  • Implement laboratory safety practices and take appropriate action when needed. Follow proper biological and chemical handling safety procedures
  • Follow EPA guidelines for waste management and chemical storage. Maintain record of chemicals in the lab
What You’ll Bring:

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in sciences or related field
  • 2 years in a research environment or 1 year plus Master's Degree in sciences or related field

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Who We Are:

Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

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