Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • There is an exciting immediate Postdoctoral Fellow opening at Dr. Itan’s Laboratory of Computational Human Genomics. This is a unique opportunity to become a major player of the genomic revolution where computational discoveries directly benefit patients' treatment and drug discovery.

    We aim to elucidate the genetics underlying human disease using diverse computational and bioinformatic methods, including machine learning, modeling and statistical genomics. The role will involve research to identify for the first time population-specific disease-causing mutations and genes using next generation sequencing analysis, collaborating on additional human disease genomics projects, and development of novel methodologies.

    The candidate should be highly motivated and talented, with strong programming and quantitative skills, having a background in human genetics and cutting edge computational methodologies.

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Department of Genetics and Genomics and Institute for Personalized Medicine offer an excellent multidisciplinary environment for experimentalists and computational scientists. The research resources are extensive, and include numerous large cohorts of patients with whole exome/whole genome sequencing data and electronic health records. We extensively collaborate with world-leading academic institutions, and with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Mount Sinai offers subsidized housing for Postdoctoral Fellows. The neighborhood is attractive, located near Central Park and major museums. 


  • - PhD in computational biology/bioinformatics or other quantitative sciences (computer science, mathematics, statistics, or physics), or biological sciences with a strong proven record of programming.
    - Strong publication record.
    - Strong programming skills in Python, C++ or Java. Machine learning, deep learning, statistics, R and SQL would be a bonus.
    - Strong interest in human genetics, genomics, and disease. 
    - Strong written and oral communication skills. A team player.
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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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