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The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York is seeking an ambitious and motivated Research Associate with background in molecular and cellular neuroscience to study the mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorder in the laboratory of Silvia De Rubeis, PhD.
Dr. De Rubeis’ laboratory aims at translating emerging genetic findings from large-scale genomic studies into functional analyses in cellular and mouse models with the goal of understanding the pathogenic underpinnings of autism and related disorders. The laboratory is currently studying DDX3X syndrome, a recently identified rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorder, using cell and mouse models.
To learn more about our scientific interests, please see our lab website: http://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/derubeislab/
- Assist in cutting-edge research with a strong translational impact for autism and related disorders
- Learn genetics and genomics skills and be involved in large-scale genomic studies of autism and related disorders
- Be an active participant in the vibrant and exciting research community of the Seaver Center and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment is a fully integrated translational research center dedicated to discovering the biological causes of autism and developing breakthrough treatments. Our mission is to bridge the gap between new discoveries at the basic science level and clinical care, by developing new and improved approaches to autism diagnosis and treatment. Our interdisciplinary patient-based research team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, a developmental pediatrician, neurologist, clinical geneticist, and trainees in medicine and psychology.
The Seaver Autism Center is committed to serving individuals of all levels of functioning and takes a unique genetics-first approach to ASD research. The Seaver Center is one of the highest ranked autism research centers and Investigators at the Seaver Center have strong collaborations with the Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We also collaborate with several other institutions, nationally and internationally.
- Bachelor degree in molecular biology, neuroscience or related fields
- One year of research/laboratory experience
- Experience with molecular and cellular neuroscience methods
- Excellent organization and analytical skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team
- Preferred qualifications
- Experience with mouse models
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