POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:

    Postdoctoral Fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.


    A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Inga Peter in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences to apply genetic, genomic, and systems biology approaches in order to explain the increased risk of complex human diseases. The major project will focus on cardiometabolic complications that arise in response to antiretrovital therapy (ART) in individuals living with HIV. An additional project is aimed to identify genetic risk factors associated with non-syndromic craniosynostosis, a birth defect associated with a premature closure of the skull bones. The projects combine minimal understanding of molecular genetics and mostly apply statistical and bioinformatics approaches to identify the genes and networks associated with these conditions. 

    We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to apply a variety of approaches to effectively integrate and analyze genetic, genomic, and clinical data to identify biological pathways that lead to premature cardiometabolic complications in individuals living with HIV. The successful candidate will apply independent problem solving requiring the use of existing and emerging scientific and statistical knowledge. Our research involves extensive collaborations with clinicians, pharmacologists, geneticists, immunologists, and computer scientists; therefore the applicant should possess the ability to work in a highly collaborative and intellectually challenging environment. 

    Candidates should have strong background in statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology and/or bioinformatics, be proficient with R, SAS, Perl/Python, other statistical genetics packages, and hold a PhD in one of the following disciplines: Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, or Computational Biology. Prior experience in the field of genetics of complex diseases is an advantage.

    Qualified candidates should possess strong communication skills, creativity, self-motivation, and the ability to work independently. Candidates must also  be proficient in oral and written English.

     

    Requirements:
    • Required qualifications:
      • PhD degree in an appropriate area. 
      • Theoretical knowledge of statistical and molecular genetics 
      • Documented experience in either bioinformatics or genetic     epidemiology/statistical genetics
      • Proficiency in both written and spoken English
     
    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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