Mount Sinai Careers

ASSOCIATE RESEARCHER I- GENETICS & GENOMIC SCIENCES

New York, New York
Research


Job Description

Mount Sinai Health System Careers

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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. 

 

Are you ready to discover the world of limitless possibilities that comes with wearing the badge? Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story of unrivaled patient care!

 
What You’ll Do:  
This is a great opportunity to conduct research in a highly innovative and growing Epigenetics lab in a top-ranked medical school, while learn hands-on cutting edge experiments, sequencing methods and analyses. Excellent funding is in place and this is a position with a long-term outlook.

Our lab pioneered the fast growing field of bacterial epigenomics (Nature Biotechnology, 2012). We also pioneered the use of DNA methylation for high resolution microbiome analysis (Nature Biotechnology, 2017). Recent work by us and others discovered that m6dA exists as a novel form of DNA methylation in mammalian genome (Nature, 2016), and multiple evidences suggests it has significant functions in human diseases. We have unique expertise in third generation sequencing (PacBio and Oxford Nanopore sequencing) with the advantages of super long reads (>20kb) and detecting different types of DNA and RNA modifications. We have rich experience developing innovative methods by integrating cutting edge technologies + wet lab experiments + advanced computational analysis.

The successful candidate will have unique opportunity to learn cutting edge technologies and protocols, participate and contribute to innovative research projects, and will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research projects related to the focus of the lab, and accumulate skills in bioinformatics and computational biology

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Illuminating and characterizing hidden DNA & RNA modifications in the bacterial and human genomes
  • Conducts routine and standardized experiments using advanced research techniques specific to subject matter of the research project
  • Analyzes and assists in interpreting moderately complex results
  • Performs assays to support research studies.
  • Assists in new and unexpected research experiments and techniques.
  • Assists in the collection, analysis and review of experimental data for publication and presentation.


What You’ll Bring:
  • BS with at least 2 years of experience, or a MS degree. 
  • Candidates with experience in any of the following are encouraged to apply: DNA/RNA isolation and manipulation, PCR/qPCR, bacterial or mammalian cell culture, chromatin/DNA Immunoprecipitation (IP), epigenetics etc. Experience in bioinformatics or sequencing would be beneficial but not necessary.

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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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