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Associate Researcher II, Hematology & Oncology

New York, New York

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Roles & Responsibilities:


An Associate Researcher position is currently available within the Tisch Cancer Institute, division of Hematology/Medical Oncology.  Under limited supervision, conducts experiments using advanced techniques specific to the research project. Analyzes and assists in interpreting moderately complex results. The individual will report directly to Dr. Samir Parekh and collaborate with other postdoctoral fellows and students on other projects as directed by the PI.


The candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to several ongoing projects within the lab, more specifically with our new project that focuses on developing lysine methyltransferase SETD8 selective inhibitors for treating multiple myeloma. SETD8 is a histone methyltransferase that is highly expressed in multiple myeloma and other cancers. It also regulates non-histone proteins such as TPS3. We have an ongoing collaboration with the Jian Jin lab to study the efficacy of first and second generation SETD8 inhibitors of myeloma and this position will work directly on this project by performing basic molecular and cellular biology methods including tissue culture and biochemistry techniques such as cytotoxicity assays, PCR, Western Blot and analysis of samples through flow cytometry.


The candidate will also be expected to learn new techniques through guidance of other lab members and the PI that fulfill varying needs of other research projects in the lab and are expected to have a proactive attitude.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Conducts 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.
  • May train less-experienced research staff and postdoctoral fellows in research techniques and use of equipment.             
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in sciences or related field; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least 2 years in a research environment
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of standard research concepts
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.


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Who We Are

Over 38,000 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 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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