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Associate Researcher - Lautenberg Environmental Health Services Laboratory

Employer
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Location
New York City, New York, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Mt Sinai Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory in the Department of Environmental Medicine and
Public Health is an innovation and service lab hub, generating biomonitoring data to answer the most pressing questions
on the role of the environment in children's health. This position will provide assistance in routine sample processing, with
opportunities to be involved with research projects.

https://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/lautenberglab/

The Mt Sinai Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory in the Department of Environmental Medicine and
Public Health is an innovation and service lab hub, generating biomonitoring data to answer the most pressing questions
on the role of the environment in children's health. This position will provide assistance in routine sample processing, with
opportunities to be involved with research projects.

https://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/lautenberglab/
  • Conduct a variety of routine and some non-routine laboratory experiments and assignments with very general
  • Prepare and analyze biological samples for trace metal analysis
  • Carry out QA/QC protocols and calibrate sensitive analytical instruments and equipment (LA-ICP-MS,
  • Balances and pipettes etc), make adjustments and resolve problems.
  • Follow proper biological and chemical handling, storage and waste management procedures
  • Assist with method development
  • Implement laboratory safety practices and take appropriate action when needed. Maintain up to date MSDS folder and laboratory safety training folder for all users. Keep the chemical inventory up to date. Maintain valid supply of all safety equipments and chemicals and spill kits.
  • The ability to work with small, precious samples that requires attention to detail and handling dexterity in sample preparation.
  • Proper maintenance of equipment and supplies in timely manner.
  • Keep equipment operating whilst following operating instructions, troubleshoot breakdowns, maintain supplies, perform preventative maintenance and organize repairs when needed.
  • Proper maintenance of files and records including sample-tracking system, Standard Operation Procedures
  • (SOP) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Document daily laboratory procedures in electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) and assist in sample processing and tracking in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • Serves as a resource to all lab users, works with principle investigators. Participate in discussions of research protocols, objectives and thinks innovatively to improve lab procedures and implement new methods.
  • Enhances the laboratory by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and the ability to explore opportunities to add value to the organization..

Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in science or related field or equivalent education & experience
  • 0-2 year of research/laboratory experience
  • Appropriate verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
  • The ability to work with small, precious samples that requires attention to detail and handling dexterity in sample preparation.
  • The ability to do routines tasks on a daily basis whilst maintaining high quality work.
  • Having ICP-MS and laser experience is highly desirable but not essential. Experience in sample preparation or other analytical chemistry techniques is also desirable. Demonstration of initiative to learn new skills and instrumentation would be favorable.

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. 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 invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:
  • Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential
  • Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination
  • 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 an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong, and are able to professionally advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our history!

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 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 (MSHS) provides equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran, immigration, citizenship, or other protected status.

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