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Associate Researcher-Cell Developmental & Regenerative Biology

Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York City, New York, US
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Jul 8, 2022

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Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

The newly established laboratory of Dr. Ali May in the Department of Cell, Developmental and
Regenerative Biology and the Department of Otolaryngology is seeking to hire a creative and
motivated Associate Researcher I to advance our investigations in epithelial organ development
and regeneration.

Our team seeks to understand how epithelial morphogenesis, cellular patterning and
stem cell behavior contribute to diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Rhinosinusitis. We employ methods of in vitro organ culture, in vivo model systems, high-resolution microscopy, 3D image-rendering, single cell and bulk RNA-sequencing, to define how multiple cell types organize during development, maintain themselves during homeostasis and regenerate following injury. We are a member of the Black Family Stem Cell Institute and the Institute for Airway Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The Associate Research will be responsible for general lab maintenance, animal husbandry, mouse colony management, and wet lab experiments. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to drive their own project and will be encouraged and supported to present their work at local conferences. As mentorship is a cornerstone of the May lab, we welcome recent graduates looking for experience in state-of-the art techniques to advance their career
progression in academic sciences.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Laboratory maintenance (e.g., ordering supplies and reagents, maintaining stock and inventory, monitoring and coordinating repair of equipment)
  • Mouse studies, genotyping and colony maintenance
  • Organizing and upholding technical and administrative support for research projects of all lab members
  • Tissue processing and histological techniques
  • In vitro organ culture
  • Brightfield and confocal imaging
  • Tissue preparation for RNA-sequencing
  • Data collection, analysis, and presentation

  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or related field
  • Min. 1-year wet lab and molecular biology experience
  • Experience in rodent model systems, genotyping and colony maintenance is preferred

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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