POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Job Description

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Samir Parekh within the Tisch Cancer Institute, division of Hematology/Medical Oncology. The lab focuses on B cell malignancies, particularly non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma.

The Postdoctoral Fellow independently conducts bioinformatics research to support ongoing projects using advanced computational methodologies, analyze and interpret highly complex results, and review and present data for publication and/or presentation. He/she will also assist less experienced personnel within the lab such as students and volunteers. The Postdoctoral Fellow will report directly to a Principal Investigator (PI). 

The Tisch Cancer Institute is a vital component of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and plays a key role in the Mount Sinai Health System, which is one of the largest health care systems in the nation. We are a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated center and provide a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatments and clinical breakthroughs that may one day put an end to cancer. 

Duties/responsibilities: 
1. Conducts a variety of research tasks under the direction of lab PI using advanced computational biology, machine learning and statistical techniques, including network modeling, gene expression analysis, analysis of next-generation sequencing data. Must be able to read and understand scientific data being applied to conduct the research. 
2. Coordinates project activities to meet deadlines.
3. Collaborates with the Principal Investigator in the development of new projects and research methodologies. Incumbents are expected to stay apprised of the literature as well as practical skill sets relevant to the field. 
4. Assists in the implementation of standardized protocols for experiments and training purposes; create and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) specific for each study.
5. 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.
6. Nurture collaborative relationships with fellow scientists within the institution, locally, nationally and internationally. 
7. Mentors and trains less experienced research staff and graduate students in research techniques and use of research tools. 
8. Ensures compliance with safety and regulatory requirements.
9. Performs other related duties

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