Associate Researcher II- Tisch Cancer Institute- Dept of Hematology/Oncology- FT- Days

Job Description

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Dept:  Tisch Cancer Center- Division of Hematology Oncology                    REQ #  2517990

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. Nina Bhardwaj in the Tisch Cancer Institute, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology.  The applicant will be part of a LLS-sponsored research project involving development of vaccines and/or cell-based immunotherapies for patients with hematological malignancies. 

Under general supervision, the Associate Researcher II will be responsible for carrying out experiments requiring a range of techniques and approaches including molecular biology, biochemistry, in vivo mouse modeling, and patient tumor tissue handing and processing.   The Associate Researcher II will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Postdoctoral fellows in the lab.

Duties and responsibilities:

1.       Conducts experiments using advanced research techniques (molecular biology, biochemistry, etc) specific to subject matter of the research project.  Including, leading studies investigating immune responses to mutation-derived tumor antigens ex vivo and in vivo in animal models.

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.       May train less-experienced research staff and postdoctoral fellows in research techniques and use of equipment.             

7.       Assist with management and maintenance of the lab.

8.       Performs other related duties




·         Bachelor’s Degree in sciences or related field; Master’s Degree preferred.


·         A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a research environment.

·         Previous experience in basic molecular and cellular biology methods including DNA and RNA isolation, tissue culture, PCR, and preparation and analysis of samples through flow cytometry.

·         Mouse modeling and handling experience.

·         Knowledge of standard research concepts

·         Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

·         Knowledge of standard research concepts

·         Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

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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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.


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