Associate Researcher - Cardiology

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


The Associate Researcher is an entry laboratory research position, responsible for conduct of routine and assisting in routine and standardized experiments using techniques specific to the assigned research project under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or a senior researcher. This individual typically conducts laboratory research and the position may include lab and clerical support. S/he analyzes and assists in interpreting research outcomes.  Dr. Stillitano Lab is seeking a research assistant to develop a human cell-based screening assays to investigate the mechanisms underlying drug-response variability. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The work involves to the usage of a large sample size of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) derived from subjects who presented either extremely low or high changes in cardiac repolarization in response to a pharmacological challenge with Sotalol
  • Analysis techniques will include cell cultures (maintenance of iPSCs and their differentiation into CMs), molecular biology, biochemistry, and microscopy 
  • 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
  • In addition, the fellow will be involved in areas related to iPSC-CMs characterization by micro electrode array, calcium imaging, and gene editing
  • 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 research
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in science or related field required
  • Experience: 0-2 year of research/laboratory experience
 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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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 hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel 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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