Senior Scientist- MSH Tisch Cancer Institute- FT- Days

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science.  Advancing medicine.  Healing made personal. 

Dept:  Tisch Cancer Center                                                    REQ #  2576794

Title: Senior Scientist

A Senior Scientist position is currently available in the lab of Dr. Nina Bhardwaj, Director of Immunotherapy and Medical Director of the Vaccine and Cell therapy Laboratory (VCTL), co-Director of the Cancer Immunology program, Professor, and Ward Coleman Chair in Cancer Research within Tisch Cancer Institute, division of Hematology/Medical Oncology.  The lab focuses on human immunology in particular dendritic cells (DC), and a variety of immune therapies, Toll Like Receptor (TLR) agonist-, DC-based and neoantigen vaccines for the treatment of cancer and/or HIV-1 infection.  Research shall include activities focused on molecular and cellular biology, tetramer production, shared neoantigen-driven immunity in the context of microsatellite unstable cancers, and other undertakings relevant to targeted immune therapies for cancer patients.


The Senior Scientist provides scientific and technical leadership in the management, design and execution of a clinical research program.  With a broad range of skills and experience, this individual is a critical component of the Principle Investigator’s laboratory, demonstrating a capacity for collaboration and innovation with consistently high productivity.


Duties and Responsibilities:


1.       Designs and conducts complex clinical research studies requiring the determination and evaluation of alternative methods, diagnosis and treatment.

2.       Analyzes and interprets clinical data from research studies.

3.       Explores subject area and defines scope and selection of problems for investigation through conceptually related studies.

4.       Develops hypotheses to be tested and methodology for evaluating results.

5.       Communicates research results to the scientific community via published papers.

6.       Coordinates seminars and discussions for dissemination of knowledge and results of research in order to develop new diagnosis or treatment.

7.       Develops new proposals for research and obtain support for new and/ or continuing research activities.

8.       Makes decisions and recommendations that have a major impact on extensive scientific research activities.

9.       May supervise graduate/ medical students and trainees.

10.   Performs other related duties.




·         Doctorate degree (PhD) in sciences or related field



·         Minimum five years of experience with scientific investigation.

·         Must have demonstrated outstanding achievement in a field of research

·         Must have contributed to a number of peer-reviewed publications, inventions or the like, at least some of which have had a major impact on advancing the field or discipline.

·         Prior experience successfully securing external grant funding is highly desirable.

·         Knowledge of laboratory techniques such as tissue culture, molecular biology skills such as DNA isolation, PCR and electrophoresis and protein biochemistry.

·         Experience in microscopy, immunofluorescence techniques as well as live cell imaging and in vivo imaging skills highly desirable.

·         Willing to work with rodents and comfortable with mice handling.

·         Knowledge of basic statistics/statistics programs is preferred

·         Excellent organizational and communication skills

·         Effective teamwork as well as motivational supervision of others

·         Advanced excel software skills preferred

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. 

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 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 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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