Associate Researcher II, Department of Neurosciences

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


As an Associate Researcher you will serve as a Tissue Coordinator for Autism BrainNet.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Support outreach activities
  • Participate in regular staff meetings
  • Interface with vendors, medical professionals, medical examiners, funeral homes and representatives from organ procurement organizations
  • Work in cooperation with the Clinical Director to coordinate the shipping of fresh, fixed, and frozen human brain tissue
  • Process dura, blood, fresh human brains and other human tissues according to Autism

BrainNet protocols

  • Support the database development by entering relevant case information
  • Work in cooperation with Autism BrainNets Science Program Office to section and ship tissue approved for distribution
  • Work in cooperation with Autism BrainNets Neuropathologist for completion of neuropathology examinations as needed
  • Track existing cases as they are consented, processed, stored and distributed
  • Work in cooperation with other members of Autism BrainNet staff to achieve other objectives as deemed necessary by program leadership
  • Education/Experience: BA or BS in biological sciences with an interest in neuroscience
  • Two years Laboratory research experience
  • Experience with dissection

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. 


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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