Associate Researcher, Stem Cell Niche- Developmental & Regenerative Biology

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

A full-time Associate Researcher position is offered in the Rendl laboratory at the Black Family Stem Cell Institute and Department of Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Rendl laboratory explores how stem cells are regulated by the microenvironment, or niche, using hair follicle development and regeneration as model systems. Lineage tracing, 2-photon live imaging and gene function studies in genetic mouse models are paired with cell isolations and molecular characterization to study the cell fate specification of stem cell-activating niche cells in skin.For more information see:

The successful candidate will work closely with a senior scientist within a 2-year time frame to pursue two promising follow-up projects of our discovery of a follicle-surrounding smooth muscle, recently published in Science, that is an important niche for stem cell and progenitor functions. The applicant must be highly motivated, have good communication skills, and be eager to learn and excel with cutting-edge techniques and scientific approaches. Successful research has the potential for a lead authorship on resulting publications



  • B.S./B.A. in Biomedical Sciences (or equivalent)
  • Excellent knowledge of molecular and cell biology, and must have work experience with PCR, cloning and other molecular biology techniques. 
  • Experience with handling mice, mammalian cell culture, immunostaining, and flow cytometry is strongly preferred. 
  • Ability to both work closely with a senior mentor and independently, and must be detail-oriented and keep excellent records. 
  • Highly organized with the ability to focus on a single task, and take initiative to finish tasks and projects. 
  • Flexible and willing to function in a fast-paced and changing work environment with a variety of people from different backgrounds. Proficiency in working with computers, 
  • Experience with MS Office, databases, and other software aiding laboratory organization is expected.
 Please submit a cover letter with your resume.

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.
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