Postdoctoral Fellow-MSH

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Computational postdoctoral position is now available in the group of Prof. Luksza at the Icahn School of Medicine and the Center for Computational Immunology and Genomics at Mount Sinai in New York. The lab studies the dynamics of evolution of rapidly evolving systems, including cancer and viruses, focusing on their interactions with the immune system. We develop computational models that combine machine learning, information theory, and biophysics with novel algorithmic solutions to understand patterns in biological datasets.

    The current projects at the lab include new methods and theory for prediction of viral evolution, with a specific focus on influenza and novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Our predictive models for influenza inform the process of vaccine strain selection by the World Health Organization. With the research support from the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, we work on strategies to design universal influenza vaccines. In collaboration with clinicians at the Memorial Sloan Kettering, we build computational models for the evolution of cancer under immune selection and principled treatment strategies. We are particularly interested in understanding the impact of tumor-immune interactions on tumor evolution.

 

Requirements:
  • We are looking for candidates with computational background and interests in biological systems and data analysis. The postdoctoral project will involve development and implementation of models and algorithms for the analysis of genetic and phenotypic data, including genome and immune repertoire sequencing. Several projects are available. Creative thinking, new ideas, and independence are welcome. The projects will be carried in close collaboration with experimentalists at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the Microbiology department at Mount Sinai.

    Job responsibilities: 
    • Perform independent research in one of the above-mentioned topic areas.
    • Collaborate with researchers and other members in interpretation of data.
    • Participate in the preparation of manuscripts and presentations.
 
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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