Sr Research Associate- Tisch Cancer Institute- Divion of Hem/Onc- FT- Days

Job Description

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Dept:  Tisch Cancer Center- Division of Hematology Oncology      

REQ #  25213338

Job Title: Senior  Research Associate



A Senior Associate Researcher position is currently available in the lab of Dr. Sasha Gnjatic within Tisch Cancer Institute, division of Hematology/Medical Oncology.  The lab focuses on basic and translational tumor immunology (particularly in myeloma, lung cancer, and head and neck carcinoma).


The Senior Associate Researcher will independently conduct research experiments to support ongoing projects using advanced techniques, analyze and interpret highly complex results, and review and present data for publication and/or presentation.  He/she will also assist postdoctoral fellows and students within the lab with their ongoing projects.  The Senior Associate Researcher will report directly to a Principal Investigator (PI). 



1.       Conducts a variety of research experiments using basic molecular and cellular biology methods and advanced research techniques; including performing serological, cellular, and molecular immunology techniques such as ELISA, ELISPOT, Flow Cytometry, as well as immunohistochemical analyses using cancer patient biospecimens. Must be able to read and understand scientific data being applied to conduct the research.  

2.       Coordinates project activities to meet deadlines.

3.       Collaborates with the Principal Investigator in the development of new experiments and research techniques.  Incumbents are expected to stay apprised of the literature as well as practical skill sets relevant to the field.

4.       Assists in the implementation of standardized protocols for experiments and training purposes; create and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) specific for each study.

5.       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.       Mentors and trains less experienced research staff and graduate students in research techniques and use of equipment.             

7.       Ensures compliance with safety and regulatory requirements.

8.       Performs other related duties


Job Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in biological Sciences or clinical discipline; with 5 or more years of related experience.  Or, Master’s degree with 1-3 years of experience, or PhD degree.


  • Experience in a research environment; extensive experience/expertise in triple negative breast cancer highly preferred.
  • Previous experience in basic molecular and cellular biology methods including DNA and RNA isolation, siRNA methods, construct engineering, tissue culture and preparation and analysis of samples through flow cytometry.
  • Previous experience with biochemistry techniques including Western blots and immuno-precipitations among others.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Effective teamwork as well as motivational supervision of others.
  • Reading and analytical skills; medical knowledge required.
  • Science background required.



·         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


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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