Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • The Costa and Stillitano Labs are seeking a full-time postdoctoral research fellow on a funded project to study the pathophysiology of Phospholamban (PLN) R14del-induced cardiomyopathy. The work relates to characterizing a new transgenic mouse model of the disease, using both in vivo and ex vivo cardiac procedures. Analysis techniques will include molecular biology, biochemistry, histopathology, and microscopy as well as functional assays using cardiac echo and MRI. The project also involves non-cardiac procedures including tail vein injection of vectors and harvesting organs for gene therapy studies. 

    In addition, the fellow will be involved in areas related to gene editing, human pluripotent stem cells and derived cardiomyocytes with characterization by microelectrode array, calcium imaging, and more traditional molecular analysis. 

    Daily responsibilities will include, and are not limited to, developing hypotheses, designing and conducting scientific experiments, recording and analyzing data, using modern laboratory based equipment and computer software, and keeping abreast of current scientific literature and relevant studies in the field to learn new analytical techniques.

    The successful candidate will present research findings to others within the Cardiovascular Research Center and to our international network of collaborators which may involve domestic and international travel. He/she will participate in weekly laboratory meetings and will also take a lead role in writing and submitting papers resulting from his/her research. Assisting with the submission of proposals for extramural grant funding is expected.



  • For this position, an MD or PhD degree is required in addition to prior cardiovascular-related research experience. Experience conducting surgical procedures on mice and/or human stem cell biology is highly desirable.
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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