POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately. Outstanding opportunity for highly motivated individual with strong leadership, organizational, and bench skills. Strong training in biochemistry, bioinformatics, immunology, molecular and cell biology required. The successful candidate will participate in studies on the function of circadian rhythm genes and immune-related (inflammation) genes induced by steroid hormones in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells at steady-state and under conditions of stress. We are interested in studying these pathways and target genes in mouse and human models. Experimental approaches include classical cell and molecular biology techniques, flow cytometry, fluorescence/confocal microscopy, small interfering RNA technologies, analysis of RNAseq data, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), genetic manipulation of mice, stem and progenitor cell culture, and transplantation into mice. 

    Position involves laboratory research, with some management responsibilities. Will play key role in management of mouse colony and will assist with and possibly lead research projects. A PhD degree, strong publication record and training to perform independent research are required for further consideration. We highly value and encourage applications from minority groups. For examples of our work, see Blood Advances 2:1207-1219, 2018; Mol. Cell. Biol. 35: 3726-3738, 2015; Blood 117: 4924-4934, 2011; Blood 116: 3972-3980, 2010; Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105: 6662-6667, 2008; Blood 109: 343-352, 2007; Development 128: 1717-1730, 2001. 

    Applicants should send CV, including bibliography, brief cover letter detailing past research accomplishments and future research goals, and names and addresses of three faculty references. Applicants must be fluent in English and be available for an interview. 

    Duties/Responsibilities: 
    1.Conduct and design experiments independently under the direction of lab Principal Investigator (PI) using advanced research techniques; perform basic molecular and cellular biology methods such as basic molecular subcloning and real-time RT-PCR, mammalian cell culture, mouse husbandry, flow cytometry, and microscopy. Must be able to read, understand, and interpret scientific literature relevant to the research. 
    2.Report research progress to PI orally, at laboratory group meetings, and in written progress reports and maintain a current knowledge of relevant literature. 
    3.Maintain good written laboratory records and contact with collaborators.
    4.Directs laboratory, utilizing tools and resources of the department and effectively support the delivery of high quality patient care.
    5.Operates the laboratory, maintaining institutional and regulatory compliance to obtain CAP, AABB Joint Commission and State accreditation.
    6.Interacts with other departments and corporate affiliates to resolve problems, introduce new services, and provide consultative services.
    7.Investigates and respond to incident reports, gathers data, and resolve issues.
    8.Institutes specimen handling and laboratory procedures designed to protect laboratory personnel while delivering high quality test results in a timely manner.
    9.Completes required continuous training and education, including department specific requirements.
    10.Complies with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, asbestos, and other hazardous substances.
    11.Nurture collaborative relationships with fellow scientists within the institution, locally, nationally and internationally.
    12.Summarize experimental data and assist in drafting publications under the direction of the PI. Assist the PI with publications by extracting and compiling moderate to complex research data from the relevant literature; assist in interpreting the data; write drafts of and edit manuscripts. 
    13.Master computer and technical skills necessary for experimental execution as well as data input and analysis.
    14.Mentors and trains less experienced research staff and graduate students in research techniques and use of equipment. 
    15.Performs other related duties as assigned.

 


 

Requirements:
  • Qualifications:
    • A Ph.D. or equivalent.
    • Proficiency in molecular and cell biology (such as basic molecular subcloning, PCR, flow cytometry, electrophoresis, tissue culture, etc.) required.
    • Expertise in hematopoiesis and/or gene regulation desirable. 
    • Excellent communication skills in written and oral English are essential. 

    Required materials:
    • brief cover letter detailing past research accomplishments and future research goals
    • current CV (with bibliography)
    • contact information for 3 faculty references
 
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 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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