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Trainee - Hematology & Medical Oncology

New York, New York
Professional / Managerial / Administrative

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Trainee- Hematology & Medical Oncology, 2393900


A Trainee position is currently available in the lab of Dr. Sasha Gnjatic within Tisch Cancer Institute, division of Hematology/Medical Oncology. The lab focuses on basic and translational tumor immunology (particularly in myeloma, lung cancer, and head and neck carcinoma).

The Trainee will conduct research experiments in cooperation with the rest of the laboratory team to support ongoing projects. The successful candidate will have experience in a laboratory environment and accuracy in order to extract reliable and valid results. The Trainee will report directly to a Principal Investigator (PI). 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Conducts a variety of research experiments using basic molecular and cellular biology methods and advanced research techniques; including performing serological, cellular, and molecular immunology techniques such as ELISA, ELISPOT, Flow Cytometry, as well as immunohistochemical analyses using cancer patient biospecimens. Must be able to read and understand scientific data being applied to conduct the research. 
  • Coordinates project activities to meet deadlines.
  • Collaborates with the Principal Investigator in the development of new experiments and research techniques. Incumbents are expected to stay apprised of the literature as well as practical skill sets relevant to the field. 
  • Assists in the implementation of standardized protocols for experiments and training purposes; create and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) specific for each study.
  • Assists the Principal Investigator with publications by extracting and compiling moderate to complex research data (i.e. related to oncology, immunology, microbiology, etc); assisting in interpreting the data; reviewing and editing articles used in scientific publication. Must have strong science background.
  • Ensures compliance with safety and regulatory requirements.
  • Performs other related duties.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in biological Sciences or clinical discipline; with 5 or more years of related experience. Or, Master’s degree with 1-3 years of experience, or MD degree. 
  • Experience in a research environment; extensive experience/expertise in triple negative breast cancer highly preferred. 
  • Previous experience in basic molecular and cellular biology methods including DNA and RNA isolation, siRNA methods, construct engineering, tissue culture and preparation and analysis of samples through flow cytometry.
  • Previous experience with biochemistry techniques including Western blots and immuno-precipitations among others.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Effective teamwork as well as motivational supervision of others.
  • Reading and analytical skills; medical knowledge required. 
  • Science background required.
 Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion 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 healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have 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 hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai 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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