Associate Researcher II, Immunobiology Center (Cerutti Lab)

Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, Iowa, US
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Associate Researcher II, Immunobiology Center (Cerutti Lab)

  • New York, New York
  • Research
  • 2699036
Job Description
Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

We are a mucosal immunology lab studying the regulation of B cell activation and antibody production in intestine, as well as systemic lymphoid tissues. We are particularly interested in dissecting signals from the innate immune system that help mucosal B cells to become activated.

We are seeking a full-time Associate Researcher II to join our team and manage our mouse colony, assist in collection and preparation of blood and organs, as well as immunization procedures.

This post is a one-year commitment, potentially extendable based on funding.

The candidate is a good listener, can recognize problems as they occur and recommend the appropriate solution, communicate ideas, problems and suggestions, asks questions when in doubt and is willing to learn new methods. Independence and a high degree of flexibility will be beneficial in a novel and rapidly changing research environment.
  • Manage mouse colony
  • Conduct experiments using advanced research techniques specific to subject matter of the research project.
  • Assist in collection and preparation of blood and organs, as well as immunization procedures.
  • Analyze and assist in interpreting moderately complex results.
  • Collaborate with the other associate researcher and postdocs in the lab to perform and optimize laboratory-based assays including preparing reagents, shipments, deliveries, ordering consumables.
  • Keep detailed, accurate and comprehensible records of experimental plans (i.e., Laboratory Notebook) and work and to communicate results to colleagues on a regular basis.
  • Assists in new and unexpected research experiments and techniques.
  • Process, label and cryopreserve biological samples, including blood and tissue specimens.
  • Performs other related duties

  • BS degree in Biology or related area.
  • Candidates with a minimum of two years professional experience are preferred.
  • The candidate must have prior experience with mouse handling, preferably also with colony management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Experience in any combination of the following techniques is preferred and will be very valuable:
  • Immunizations (for example i.p., i.v., or oral gavage)
  • Murine dissection and organ harvesting and processing

Experience in immunology, cell or molecular biology (or related fields) is required and any of the following techniques would be valuable:
  • Flow cytometry
  • Cell extraction from gut preparations
  • Extraction and purification of DNA/RNA/Protein.

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity 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 medicine together.

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 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 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 St. Luke's, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

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