POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • The Post-Doctoral position provides a training and expertise in design and execution of basic and translational research studies for NIH-funded research, as well as NASA Space Radiation and Translational Research Institute for Space Research Programs. With a broad range of skills and experience, this individual is a critical component of the Principle Investigator’s laboratory, demonstrating a capacity for collaboration and innovation with consistently high productivity.

    1. Designs and conducts complex basic and translational research studies.
    2. Analyzes and interprets data from research studies. 
    3. Explores subject area and defines scope and selection of problems for investigation through conceptually related studies. 
    4. Develops hypotheses to be tested and methodology for evaluating results. 
    5. Communicates research results to the scientific community via published papers.
    6. Coordinates seminars and discussions for dissemination of knowledge and results of research in order to develop new diagnosis or treatment. 
    7. Develops new proposals for research and obtain support for new and/or continuing research activities.
    8. Makes decisions and recommendations that have a major impact on scientific research activities.
    9. May supervise graduate/ medical students and trainees. 
    10. Performs other related duties.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities in Relation to the NASA Space Radiation and Translational Research Institute for Space Research Programs.

    NASA Space Radiation work - Participation in space radiation experiments at NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) located in Brookhaven National Laboratories (BNL), Long Island, NY. This will include – preparation of animals to be transported to BNL, travel and stay at BNL for 4-7 days at least 2 times a year. Perform radiation experiments, at NSRL, and work at the Biology Department at BNL with samples of cells and animal tissue post-irradiation. Tissue collection, embedding into OCT preservative, or fixation in various fixatives. Morphometry with Light and Fluorescent microscopy.

    Translational Research Institute for Space Research work – Conducting a retrospective and prospective data mining studies to evaluate the potential impact of the spaceflight environment on the regulation of molecular pathways mediating cellular stress responses in astronauts plasma-derived exosomal miRNA contents and other small RNA species and whether these modifications can be used as preclinical prognostic biomarkers for health and disease. Collecting new data using stored samples (generating new OMICS data using non-coding miRNA derived from plasma exosomes of astronauts that flew Shuttle missions). Isolation of exosomes from plasma, total RNA isolation, processing for RNAseq and protein profiling, working with bio- informatics units on data analyses, data presentation manuscript preparation.


Requirements:
  • Doctorate degree (MD or PhD) in sciences or related field
    Minimum three years of experience with scientific investigation.
    Must have demonstrated outstanding achievement in a field of research
    Must have contributed to a number of peer-reviewed publications at least some of which have had a major impact on advancing the field or discipline.
 
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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