Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • A Postdoctoral Fellow position is currently available within the laboratory of Dr. Doris Germain at the Tisch Cancer Institute within the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai. The lab focuses on focuses on breast cancer. We have recently identifies a novel mechanism by which breast cancer cells survive stress conditions, named the mitochondrial unfolded protein response (UPRmt). The aim of the post-doctoral project is to elucidate further this pathway using a combination of experimental systems including primary breast tumor samples, molecular biology, genetic manipulation of mammalian cell lines and transgenic mice models. The candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to and shape several ongoing projects within the lab. The Postdoctoral Fellow will report directly to the Principle 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. 

    1. Conduct and design experiments under the direction of lab PI using advanced research techniques; performing basic molecular and cellular biology methods including tissue culture as well as biochemistry techniques such as cytotoxicity assays, PCR, Western Blot and analysis of samples through flow cytometry. 
    2. Report to PI research progress and maintain a current knowledge of literature in relevant fields. Incumbents are expected to stay apprised of the literature as well as practical skill sets relevant to the field.
    3. Maintain good records and contact with collaborators.
    4. Nurture collaborative relationships with fellow scientists within the institution, locally, nationally and internationally.
    5. Summarize experimental data timely and assist in drafting publications under the direction of the PI. 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. Master computer and technical skills necessary for experimental execution as well as data input and analysis.
    7. Mentors and trains less experienced research staff and graduate students in research techniques and use of equipment. 
    8. Performs other related duties as assigned.




• Ph.D. 
• Proficiency in Molecular and Cell Biology (such as PCR, flow cytometry,  electrophoresis, tissue culture, etc.) 
• Excellent communication skills in written and oral English are essential. 
• Experience in animal research (mouse modeling of disease) highly desirable 
• Candidates with previous experience handling next generation sequence data are encouraged to apply.
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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