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Research Program Director - Technology; Immunobiology Center

Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York City, New York, US
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Aug 16, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

The Marc and Jennifer Lipschultz Precision Immunology Institute (PrIISM) and the Human Immune Monitoring Center (HIMC) are hiring a Research Program Director of Technology. This is a unique opportunity to bring together your expertise in molecular and cellular profiling and the development of related technologies, with a desire to collaborate directly with the world's leading researchers in diverse areas of biomedical science.

PrIISM is led by Dr. Miriam Merad and is a part of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, the largest hospital system in New York City. The highly integrated structure of Mount Sinai's departments, institutes and clinical divisions provides a unique environment for cross-disciplinary scientific and medical collaborations between basic scientists and clinicians. Mount Sinai fosters an ideal atmosphere for technological innovations aimed at addressing 21st century biomedical challenges.

PrIISM is particularly invested in the development of new technologies that will advance our understanding of the fundamental immunological mechanisms of human diseases; and their diagnosis, prevention and treatment. PrIISM scientists have recently devised new approaches for multiplex immunohistochemistry (MICSSS), protein bar-codes and spatial functional genomics (Pro-Codes and Perturb-map) and a multi-omic clinical decision platform for myeloma treatment.

As Research Program Director of Technology, you will support the successful operation of the HIMC and lead PrIISM scientists and HIMC technicians in the development and application of innovative new technologies and methodologies for deep immune cell profiling to understand human disease and improve immunotherapy strategies. The ideal candidate will be able to identify unmet or unrecognized technology gaps that limit the scientific and clinical questions we can address, highly motivated to develop new methods to fill these gaps, and facilitate their use by PrIISM's clinical trialists and experimentalists to uncover new biology and for clinical discovery.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Focus on development of new technologies, protocols, bioengineering approaches and assays that enable analyses of the complexity and heterogeneity of the immune system across diverse clinical conditions.
  • Lead the use of cutting-edge technology platforms (flow and mass cytometry, single cell sequencing, spatial transcriptomics, serum profiling, multiplex imaging and spatial transcriptomics) in the HIMC.
  • Facilitate the timely and responsive communication of updates on existing and new technological advances to PrIISM scientists.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of ongoing quality improvement activities as per policies and protocols.
  • Driving the preparation of grants, financial activities and contracts that support the range of technologies available within the HIMC and PrIISM.
  • Performs other related duties.

  • Education: PhD, MD, MD/PhD in molecular or cellular biology, chemistry or bioengineering or a related field.
  • Previous Experience: 3 years postdoctoral experience either in academia or industry, with a proven track record in new technology and assay development, optimization and implementation.
  • Technological skills: Working knowledge or familiarity with the principles of flow cytometry, mass cytometry, single cell sequencing, serum profiling, multiplex imaging and spatial transcriptomics with in-depth technical expertise in at least one specialty.

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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