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- Postdoctoral Positions to study cell-cell infection in HIV transmission and persistence.
Postdoctoral positions are available immediately to investigate the molecular mechanisms of HIV dissemination through virological synapses or issues related to HIV persistence and latency. We are employing molecular virology, small animal models of infection and confocal imaging to understand how HIV spreads from T cell to T cell. Our recent studies reveal that virological synapses promote novel pathways of viral internalization that greatly promote the spread of HIV (Hubner et al, Science 323:1743, 2009). Projects will examine the mechanisms of infection following virological synapse formation and exploit humanized murine models to understand the role of the virological synapse in dissemination in vivo. The research focuses on an emerging interface between virology and cell biology and tests new paradigms for understanding HIV dissemination.
- Experts in virology, cell biology, intravital imaging, cellular immunology are encouraged to apply. The appointment will be at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and in the Immunology Institute. Experience in virology, confocal imaging, image analysis, molecular biology, mammalian cell biology, protein chemistry, genomics/proteomics is desirable. Requirements for this post include a strong record of publication and a PhD and/or MD.
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.
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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 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.