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Associate Researcher, Oncological Sciences

New York, New York

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Amaia Lujambio’ research group studies mechanisms of liver cancer initiation and liver cancer maintenance. In particular, we are interested in how genetic alterations in cancer cells contribute to tumorigenesis, alter treatment response, and create vulnerabilities that may be targeted therapeutically. In particular, we are interested in understanding how genetic alteration in liver cancer cells affect mechanisms of immune escape and response to immunotherapies.


Our research interests involve the establishment of in vitro and in vivo systems for the study of liver cancer, as well as the rational use of shRNA and CRISPR libraries to identify drug targets for the disease.


We utilize sophisticated mouse models of cancer, RNAi and CRISPR technologies, valuable human cancer samples, and genetic and epigenetic profiling as key tools. The ultimate goal is to improve our understanding of liver cancer and to identify novel strategies that can be exploited therapeutically to improve health span and longevity.

  • Bachelor of Science in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology or a related topic. Work well in a collaborative environment
  • 2 years of continuous academic research experience in a wetlab setting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in cell culture, animal handling, and basic molecular biology techniques
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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