Mount Sinai Careers


New York, New York

Job Description

The Department of Orthopaedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has an immediate opening for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Svenja Illien-Junger.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will be working on a NIH-funded study assessing molecular pathways that regulate cellularity in intervertebral discs in health and disease. Specifically, the research uses mouse knock-out models, human intervertebral disc organ and cell culture studies. The research will involve a range of methods including human intervertebral disc organ cultures and mice surgeries to induce intervertebral disc injury and degeneration, molecular biological assays for pathway analysis and protein interactions, and cell-based systems to assess treatment strategies.
The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary environment, is expected to be a major contributor to manuscripts and grant submissions, assist in the design, performance and analysis of experiments. The Postdoctoral Fellow is further expected to take a leading role in studies aiming to improve IVD healing and to work with and train junior members of the team.

• PhD in life sciences, preferably in areas related to intervertebral disc or musculoskeletal biology,

• Demonstrated experience in molecular biology, cell-based assays

• Demonstrated experience in small animal surgeries (mouse, rat)

• Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English

• Excellent organizational skills