Associate Researcher - Cardiology

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


The CVRC at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai includes articulated programs in cardiac function, cardiovascular disease and regenerative medicine that connect clinical and basic research programs. The vision is to advance interdisciplinary research and to contribute to translational research. Several world-class clinical and research programs make Mount Sinai an ideal setting to establish a strong cardiovascular research program to complement existing clinical and preventive activities. 

The Center is dedicated to making new discoveries related to cardiovascular disease including blockages of the heart arteries (coronary artery disease) – the leading cause of mortality in the United States and the world. The importance of our research has been acknowledged with numerous high-impact publications and research grants, including federal funding from the National Institutes of Health through the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the American Heart Association. 

The Associate Researcher requires conducting a multi-disciplinary study. The goal of this project will be to understand the mechanisms of fibrosis and revascularization mediated by cardiac mesenchymal stromal cells in higher vertebrate models of cardiovascular diseases. The analyses will be performed in the laboratories of Drs. Kovacic and Fish. 


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of stem cell cultures
  • Extraction of progenitor populations from cardiac tissue
  • Tissue collection and processing for molecular and cellular protocols
  • Flow cytometry analysis and sorting
  • Prepare and perform immunohistochemical and histochemical techniques
  • Perform biological assays as established by protocols
  • Ensure that the objectives of the project conform with the timeliness of the multi-disciplinary team (surgeon, scientists) involve
  • MS/BS in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
  • Experience: 0-2 year of research/laboratory experience
  • Knowledge of cell culture and transfection/infection techniques
  • Knowledge of immunohistochemistry techniques
  • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques (RNA, DNA and protein extraction from cells and tissues) 

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. 


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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 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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