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The Mount Sinai Health System Associate Researcher I - Human Genomics of Infection & Immunity in New York, New York

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Role & Responsibilities:

Samira Asgari’s laboratory of “Human Genomics of Infection and Immunity” at the Institute for Genomic Health and the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is looking for an associate researcher.

In Asgari lab, we focuse on understanding the human genetic basis of infection and immunity using statistical, functional, and population genomics methods. Some of the questions we ask include: What are the human genetic variants underlying susceptibility and resistance to specific pathogens? What are the molecular mechanisms connecting these variants to cellular functions and immune responses? and How do differences in population history and demography play into susceptibility and resistance to specific pathogens? You can read more about our group and its research here: https://icahn.mssm.edu/profiles/samira-asgari

Our values

We are committed to attracting and training scientists from diverse backgrounds who are excited about helping us expand the current understanding of infectious disease biology and immunology through human genomics. We seek individuals who share our values of collegiality, rigor, and having fun doing science. 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. As a mentor, my mission is to teach you what I know and to learn from you what you are in the process, to listen to you, and to help you set and reach your career goals.

Why our research matters

Infectious diseases are one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. While many old infections like tuberculosis and HIV still claim millions of lives every year globally. New and emerging infections are also becoming a growing threat due to population growth, urbanization of animal habitats, global warming, and rapid population movement. There is thus a pressing need for a better understanding of infectious disease biology and for the development of innovative diagnoses, preventive, and therapeutic measures to combat ongoing and future outbreaks.

Responsibilties:

  • Conducts experiments using advanced research techniques including next-generation sequencing and single-cell RNA-seq data library preparation, cell culture, and in vitro infection of different cell types.

  • Analyzes and assists in interpreting results.

  • Assists in the collection, analysis, and review of experimental data for publication and presentation.

  • May train less-experienced research staff and trainees in research techniques and use of equipment.

Requirements:

  • At least six months of experience working on research projects in an experimental biology lab in an academic or industry setting; this may include internships or summer research projects.

  • Curiosity, collegiality, and interest in science.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in biological sciences, immunology, microbiology, biotechnology, genetics, or related field.

  • Ability to innovate and think critically in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.

  • Willingness to take initiative.

  • Good verbal and written English communication skills.

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are drivers 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 and participate actively as a leader within the Mount Sinai Health System by:

  • Serving as the primary resource management representative of the Mount Sinai leadership teams, committees, etc., and acting as the primary executive leader interface between Mount Sinai and key executives from the health systems’ vendors and partners.

  • Engaging with relevant thought leaders and policy-makers at the federal and state levels, and representing the Health System as assigned.

  • Using a lens of equity in establishing and promoting policies and procedures and providing opportunities for all to thrive.

  • Confronting racist, sexist or other inappropriate behavior and challenges exclusionary organizational practices and serving as a role model to promote anti-racist behaviors.

  • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers.

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 42,000 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 Morningside (formerly 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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