Mount Sinai Careers


New York, New York

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Role & Responsibilities:


The Pathogen Surveillance Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is looking for a full-time microbiology research associate. The aim of our program is to use next-generation sequencing technologies and genomics approaches to broadly characterize pathogens involved in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) at The Mount Sinai Hospital and identify risk factors for such infections. The research associate will be responsible for culturing infectious isolates and preparing samples for whole-genome sequencing.  Duties are listed below.

  • Processing of clinical samples using aseptic techniques.
  • Bacterial culturing in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
  • Strain typing using MLST and mass-spectrometry approaches.
  • Antibiotics resistance testing.
  • Preparation of samples for next-generation sequencing.
  • Maintaining detailed records of work performed.

The Pathogen Surveillance Program offers an exciting environment with the opportunity to be at the forefront of new genomics technologies that can revolutionize how we study and understand infectious disease. We are looking for a highly motivated and dedicated person with the ability to take on new challenges.

  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or a Biomedical Science is required; Master’s degree is preferred 
  • Excellent quantitative skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative environment
  • Minimum of two years of work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior experience with next-generation sequencing, the Anoxomat or the Bruker Biotyper is an asset. 
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. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

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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