Mount Sinai Careers
The objective of the Merad laboratory is to harness the understanding of the innate immune system to develop novel therapies against cancer and inflammatory diseases. The Postdoctoral candidate will assist the laboratory in focusing on innate immune sensors called dendritic cells and macrophages because of their unique ability to sense and respond to tissue injury by producing inflammatory mediators that help eliminate the injury and restore tissue integrity. Dendritic cells also have the ability to induce adaptive and long-term memory immunity against specific tissue antigens.
In particular, the Merad laboratory studies the biology of dendritic cells and macrophages that reside in cancer tissues and inflammatory lesions to understand whether specific defects in these cells contribute to disease pathogenesis and whether dendritic cells and macrophage defects could be restored to cure cancer and inflammatory disease.
The candidate will also assist with manuscript and grant reviews, writing and submissions.