Associate Researcher I, Oncological Sciences

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Associate Researcher I is a laboratory research position, responsible for independent conduct of routine and standardized experiments. This individual assists in the interpretation of research outcomes, performs assays to support research studies, and assists in the clerical and supply aspects of the laboratory environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conducts routine and standardized experiments using advanced research techniques specific to subject matter of the research project.
  • Analyzes and assists in interpreting moderately complex results.
  • Analyzes and assists in interpreting laboratory results.
  • Performs assays to support research studies.
  • Maintains laboratory environment and assists in the upkeep of appropriate inventory; may include ordering of supplies.
  • Logs and tests samples; prepares and submits laboratory materials and specimens for shipment.
  • Assists in new and unexpected research experiments and techniques.
  • Assists in the collection, analysis and review of experimental data for publication and presentation.
  • Performs other related duties
  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in science or related field
  • One year of direct experience with mouse tumor models
  • Able to initiate tumor growth in mice with subcutaneous and intravenous injection of tumor cells
  • Ability to quantify tumor growth through caliper measurement and via imaging techniques
  • Able to harvest tumor and secondary lymphoid organs (spleen and lymph nodes) from tumor-bearing mice for in vitro analysis (FACS analysis of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, RNA preparation, cytotoxic T cell killing assay, formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded preparation, H&E and immunohistochemistry staining)
  • Mouse colony management
  • Maintain adequate supply of mice via planned breeding of genetically modified mouse lines
  • PCR genotyping to validate the identity of genetically modified mouse lines
  • Perform routine biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology experiments necessary to support the research aims, as directed by the research supervisor (ELISA, PCR, Western blot, CTL killing, CSFE dye dilution assay, calcium flux assay etc.)
  • Maintain organized and up-to-date records of experiments and data collected from such experiments
  • Analyze and present data to research supervisor and other members of the laboratory
  • Facilitate a smooth running of laboratory by ordering and maintaining sufficient quantity of laboratory supplies and reagents to carry out experiments
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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