Associate Researcher II- ICAHN School of Medicine- Division of Hematogy/Oncology

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science.  Advancing medicine.  Healing made personal. 

Dept:  Tisch Cancer Center- Division of Hematology Oncology                    REQ #  2514256

Job Title: Associate Researcher II

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. 


An Associate Researcher II position is currently available within the laboratory of Dr. Margaret Baron in the Tisch Cancer Institute, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology.  The laboratory investigates two major areas: (1) the role of the vitamin D and glucocorticoid receptor transcription factors in mammalian steady state and stress erythropoiesis (red blood cell production); and (2) WNT pathway signaling and how it regulates red blood cell progenitor growth; and.  We use genetic mouse models, primary human progenitor cells, and molecular, cell biological, and biochemical analyses in our research. The successful candidate will work closely with a senior member of the lab as well as other members of the group. The successful applicant must be highly motivated, have good communication skills, and keep excellent records. It is important that he/she can work efficiently as part of a team. Within this context, the work will involve research leading to authorship on resulting publications. Possibility of independent research project for qualified individuals.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.       *Conducts routine and standardized experiments using advanced research techniques specific to subject matter of the research project.                           

2.       *Analyzes and assists in interpreting moderately complex results.                    

3.       *Performs assays to support research studies.                

4.       *Assists in new and unexpected research experiments and techniques.                 

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

6.       Performs other related duties

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

*-indicates duty is “essential” as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or related field

Minimum Related Experience:

At least one years' experience working on an independent laboratory research project (not a lab course) required.

Excellent knowledge of cell biology and molecular biology.

Experience in tissue culture preferred.

Experience with mice is a plus.

Minimum computer skills:

Microsoft Word – Basic

Microsoft Excel - Intermediate     

Microsoft Powerpoint – Intermediate

Databases (Filemaker) and other software aiding laboratory organization

General Skills:

Excellent organizational, problem solving and analytical skills.

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Knowledge of standard research concepts.

Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, able to multitask, take initiative, start and complete projects.

Must be flexible and willing to function on a fast-paced and changing work environment.

Must be able to work with a variety of people with different backgrounds.

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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