Associate Researcher II- Tisch Cancer Institute - Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology

Job Description

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Dept:  Tisch Cancer Center                                                    REQ #  2473802

Job Title: Associate Researcher II

The incumbent will be engaged in translational cancer research projects focused on identifying and validating novel therapeutic targets for several cancer indications. The project aims to validate the functions of novel oncogenes/tumor suppressors and their relevance in the context of cancer patients and the testing of novel therapeutic approaches in preclinical tumor models in collaboration with other institutions and biotech companies.  Under general supervision, the Associate Researcher II will be responsible for carrying out experiments requiring a range of techniques and approaches including molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, in vivo mouse modeling, patient tumor tissue handing and processing, patient-derived xenograft models.  The Associate Researcher II will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Postdoctoral fellows in the lab.

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 and responsibilities:

1.       Conducts experiments using advanced research techniques specific to subject matter of the research project.

2.       Collaborate and provide input cross-functionally on best laboratory practices, assay development and execution.

3.       Analyzes and assists in interpreting moderately complex results.

4.       Performs assays to support research studies.

5.       Assists in new and unexpected research experiments and techniques.

6.       Assists in the collection, analysis and review of experimental data for publication and presentation.

7.       May train less-experienced research staff and postdoctoral fellows in research techniques and use of equipment.             

8.       Maintain laboratory equipment, consumables, materials and inventories

9.       Establish best practices for vendor management and oversight



·         Bachelor’s Degree in sciences or related field. 2  years in a research environment; or 1 year plus Master’s Degree in sciences or related field.  Previous experience in basic molecular and cellular biology methods (including DNA and RNA isolation, tissue culture and preparation and analysis of samples through flow cytometry). Excellent organizational and communication skills.

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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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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