Associate Researcher, Pathology, Molecular & Cell Based Medicine

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Roles & Responsibilities:

The Associate Researcher is an entry laboratory research position, responsible for conduct of routine and standardized experiments using techniques specific to the assigned research project under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, who analyses the data, and assists in the interpretation of research outcomes. 

Specifically for this position, the research associate will work as part of a collaborative team under the supervision of Dr. Tsankova on deconvolving the molecular pathogenic drivers in gliomagenesis, epileptogenesis, and other encephalopathies. S/he will work with fresh or frozen brain tissue obtained from neurosurgical or autopsy specimens, and will be responsible for isolating glioma stem cell populations and specific glial cell types (astrocytes, oligodendroglia, microglia) using unique markers developed in the lab. These populations will be further characterized functionally (primary cell culture) and molecularly (RNA-seq and ATAC-seq). 


We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated post-baccalaureate candidate to join the laboratory of Dr. Nadejda Tsankova, MD/PhD, in the Departments of Pathology and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in Manhattan, NYC. Specific techniques for this project include, but are not be limited to:

  • Fresh brain tissue collection and single cell/nuclear dissociation
  • Fluorescence-activated cell/nucleus sorting
  • Maintenance of primary cell cultures for analysis of cell growth, migration, and differentiation
  • Library preparation for bulk and single cell RNA and chromatin sequencing
  • Maintenance of laboratory environment and assistance in the upkeep of appropriate inventory
  • Computational / bioinformatics analysis 
  • Education: Undergraduate degree in biomedical-related field, with some wet-bench laboratory experience and/or computational background
  • Experience: Candidates with 2+ years of laboratory experience and/or with strong computational / bioinformatics skills will be given preference
  • Position start date: Spring/Summer/Fall of 2019
  • Time commitment: Two years minimum
  • Appropriate verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational, problem solving and analytical skills 

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. 


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 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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