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Position: Administrative Assistant – Branford, Connecticut location
Description:
The Administrative Assistant supports the Managing Director and other members of the leadership team as needed
Examples of tasks:

  • Manage all designated departmental filing systems.
  • Receive and sort all departmental mail and non-laboratory packages
  • Maintain confidential information and ensure the security of such information.
  • Manage all office equipment and ensure that each piece of equipment is in good working order
  • Order office supplies and manage supply budgets
  • Operate switchboard for the company’s main phone line  
  • Manage & maintain the calendar for the Managing Director
  • Meeting scheduling and coordination
  • Arrange travel schedules and reservations for leadership team as required
  • Assist in editing & updating of various company documents and presentations as needed
  • Controls, distributes, and catalogues laboratory notebooks per SOPs
  • Interfaces with MSSM Accounts Payable and Supply Chain Management to ensure that billing/payment is handled seamlessly and that best possible pricing is obtained for office supplies, etc.
  • Other duties & functions may be assigned to this position as needed.

Requirements:

  • AS/BS preferred
  • 3+ years experience as an administrative assistant.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift and turn, up to 25 pounds.
  • Perform repetitive motion and operate a computer keyboard.
  • Work in groups or alone and/or in a close or cubical environment.
  • Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Effectively speak, read, write and understand English and follow spoken and written instructions.

Application Link: http://www.mountsinai.org/careers/career-pathways/administrative-support/administrative-assistant-ii-14-1655410
Contact: Daniel Sisco, daniel.sisco@mssm.edu
Contact: Jonathan Gohil, jonathan.gohil@mountsinai.org

Position: Associate Researcher – Branford, Connecticut location
Description:
Under limited supervision, conducts experiments using advanced techniques specific to the research project. Analyzes and assists in interpreting moderately complex results.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts experiments using advanced research techniques specific to subject matter of the research project.
  • Analyzes and assists in interpreting moderately complex results.
  • Performs assays to support research studies.
  • Assists in new and unexpected research experiments and techniques.
  • Performs other related duties
  • Assists in the collection, analysis and review of experimental data for publication and presentation.
  • May train less-experienced research staff and postdoctoral fellows in research techniques and use of equipment.

Requirements:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in sciences or related field.
Experience: 2 years in a research environment or 1 year plus Master's Degree in sciences or related field
Application Link: http://www.mountsinai.org/careers/career-pathways/research/associate-researcher-ii-14-1655398
Contact: Daniel Sisco, daniel.sisco@mssm.edu
Contact: Jonathan Gohil, jonathan.gohil@mountsinai.org

Position: Facilities Project Coordinator – Branford, Connecticut location
Description:
The Facilities and Safety Officer is responsible for the maintenance and infrastructure of the building and its systems as well as ensuring that safety training is current and procedures are followed for all laboratory and site personnel. Reports to Managing Director, Connecticut Site.
Safety-specific elements

  • Identify and implement best practices, lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce work process risks, raise safety awareness, and improve safe work practices
  • Facilitate a work environment that supports a safe and healthy culture
  • Conduct or coordinate worker training in areas such as safety requirements and regulations, hazardous material handling and monitoring of chemicals and biologicals, and proper use of personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • Perform safety audits and inspect facility and safety equipment to ensure safety regulation compliance and identify and correct potential hazards.
  • Investigate industrial accidents, near-miss incidents, and occupational injuries to determine causes, install preventive measures, and manage return-to-work activities.
  • Coordinate employee safety programs, review program efficacy, establish short and long term strategic safety planning and development
  • Order and maintain facility safety inventory including supplies and equipment
  • Work within company policy as outlined in the Mount Sinai Employee Handbook and in alignment with OSHA requirements
  • Interacts with a variety of regulatory agencies and professionals including OSHA, DOT, EPA and ANSI as well as DOH, CAP or Joint Commission, as applicable
  • Oversees the safety activities of the laboratory
  • Oversees annual chemical inventory and obtains MSDS as needed
  • Maintains current and archived MSDS library
  • Reviews all laboratory safety policies and creates or modifies policies and procedures as necessary
  • Coordinates new employee and annual safety training
  • Enforces daily safety practices
  • Develops and reviews an annual safety competency for each lab employee
  • Serves a Laboratory Safety Committee Chair
  • Conducts laboratory safety committee meetings at least quarterly
  • Represents the laboratory at the facility's safety committee.
  • Serves as the Biological Safety and Chemical Hygiene Officer
  • Coordinates fire drills to attain 100% participation of facility personnel throughout the year
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining annual budget

Facilities-specific elements

  • Develops and implements successful strategies to achieve and maintain best in class Facilities Management and works collaboratively with key stakeholders; key service providers, vendors, and leaders within our communities.
  • Establishes and maintains site master plans.
  • Establishes and implements short-and-long range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operational procedures.
  • Oversees day to day facility maintenance and repair activities
  • Performs daily examination of site to ensure no visible problems.
  • Coordinates maintenance activities with external vendors (e.g., HVAC, electrical, plumbing, janitorial services)
  • First responder to the site for any building alarm/fire call. Late night/weekend work as required
  • Acts as liaison with Mount Sinai Facilities department.
  • Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost analyses

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science
  • Experience in a clinical laboratory facility a plus
  • Five years' experience in a Safety/Facilities Leadership Role

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift and turn, up to 30 pounds.
  • Perform repetitive motion and operate a computer keyboard.

Application Link: http://www.mountsinai.org/careers/career-pathways/service/facilities-project-coordinator-14-1656400
Contact: Daniel Sisco, daniel.sisco@mssm.edu
Contact: Jonathan Gohil, jonathan.gohil@mountsinai.org

Position: Laboratory Coordinator – Branford, Connecticut location
Description:
The Laboratory Coordinator II performs basic, routine and advanced diagnostic procedures for the isolation and identification of microbial pathogens from clinical specimens for departments within certified labs in the school.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs and reports assigned analytical tests, including high complexity tests on biological specimens, in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner in compliance with documented laboratory procedures.
  • Determines acceptability of specimens by performing visual inspections or by recognizing abnormal/unusual results. Documents unacceptable specimens according to appropriate policy. Communicates specimen requirements to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintains QA policies and procedures to ensure validity of results. Recognizes factors that affect measurements and results and takes appropriate action according to predetermined protocols. Performs quality control for all testing and meets established ranges before patient results are released.
  • Enters test results into the Laboratory Information System for standardized report to be generated for physicians review and interpretation.
  • Informs appropriate personnel of department supply needs ensuring uninterrupted testing
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to expedite the testing process and support the achievement of department goals and objective.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Within approved areas & working under supervision of the Lab. Supervisor - employee(s) have 1 (one) year to obtain their NYS Clinical Lab. Technologist or Limited license.
  • No experience required
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Very good attention to detail and accuracy

Application Link: http://www.mountsinai.org/careers/career-pathways/research/laboratory-coordinator-ii-14-1655392
Contact: Daniel Sisco, daniel.sisco@mssm.edu
Contact: Jonathan Gohil, jonathan.gohil@mountsinai.org

Position: Laboratory Coordinator – Branford, Connecticut location
Description:
The Laboratory Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all consumables and reagents are ordered and received in a timely fashion. In addition, the Laboratory Coordinator will keep all calibration records and monitors preventative maintenance schedules so all equipment remains in good working order. Position reports to Laboratory Director, Connecticut Site.

Examples of tasks:

  • Coordinates with Laboratory Director schedule for ordering reagents and consumables so laboratory has all materials necessary to complete tasks.
  • Works with Supply Chain Management at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM) to obtain best pricing on reagents and consumables
  • Maintains schedule for calibration and preventative maintenance of equipment. Coordinates on-site visits for calibration and preventative maintenance.
  • Assists in obtaining quotes for equipment as necessary.
  • Monitors consumables budget.
  • Assists in maintaining clean, orderly laboratory
  • Maintains stock room and loading dock areas.[

Requirements:
Minimum Requirements:

  • Associates degree in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science; Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Five years' experience in a laboratory setting
  • Experience in a clinical laboratory facility a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift and turn, up to 30 pounds.
  • Perform repetitive motion and operate a computer keyboard.
  • Work in groups or alone and/or in a close or cubical environment.
  • Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Effectively speak, read, write and understand English and follow spoken and written instructions.

Application Link: http://www.mountsinai.org/careers/career-pathways/research/laboratory-coordinator-ii-14-1655378
Contact: Daniel Sisco, daniel.sisco@mssm.edu
Contact: Jonathan Gohil, jonathan.gohil@mountsinai.org

Position: Lab Information Systems Manager – Branford, Connecticut location
Description:
Mount Sinai is seeking a motivated LIMS Administrator to oversee development, validation, and administration of a laboratory information management system (LIMS) in a high complexity laboratory testing facility. With minimal supervision, the Administrator will be expected to interface with users and vendors, troubleshoot and maintain system configurations, and incorporate new workflows in a fast-paced team environment. The Administrator will support a CLIA-certified diagnostic laboratory employing DNA sequencing technologies.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Train new LIMS users and maintain user account information.
  • Administer and maintain LIMS in high throughput Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) laboratory environment.
  • Work closely with laboratory automation and IT personnel to implement, test, and monitor new workflows.
  • Work with Quality Assurance staff to ensure a controlled LIMS environment, adhering to change control and reporting standards.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in life science-related discipline.
  • 2+ years' LIMS administration experience.
  • Considerable relational database expertise and first-hand experience.
  • Software validation experience and working knowledge of software test plan design and execution are required.
  • Experience with liquid handlers, lab automation, and NGS instrumentation is preferred.
  • Experience in a CLIA/CAP facility preferred.

Requirements:

  • Use personal protective equipment.
  • Stand or sit for extended periods of time, potentially performing repetitive motion.
  • May come into contact with potentially toxic, flammable, and corrosive chemicals, in addition to biologic agents.
  • May be asked to work weekend, irregular, or overtime hours.

Application Link: http://www.mountsinai.org/careers/career-pathways/research/laboratory-information-systems-manager-14-1655390
Contact: Daniel Sisco, daniel.sisco@mssm.edu
Contact: Jonathan Gohil, jonathan.gohil@mountsinai.org

Position: Lab Quality Assurance Manager – Branford, Connecticut location
Description:
This Position is Located in New Haven, CT
The Laboratory Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for the oversight of the clinical laboratoy QA program, proficiency testing, continuing education, occurrence reporting and inspection/accreditation. Initially, duties will include assisting in the set up of the Quality Management system at Mount Sinai Connecticut.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate yearly proficiency testing for CLIA and CAP for all required personnel. Distribute, review and file all surveys. Review surveys with appropriate management personnel.
  • Plan for and schedule required continuing education. Subscribe to teleconference or on-line conferences as available. Coordinate OSHA in-service. Work with appropriate management personnel to ensure compliance.
  • Support efforts for inspection and accreditation. Review and update policy and procedure manuals as needed. Review and sign policy and procedure manuals yearly. Schedule CAP self inspections with laboratory. Perform unannounced spot inspections to ensure compliance. Complete applications for required regulatory inspections. Lead efforts for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement. Follow up on all Occurrence Reports for the laboratory. Lead quarterly management meeting to review all key performance indicators and to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the quality management system.
  • Establish and lead standardized programs for equipment calibration and document retention as per Mount Sinai School of Medicine policies.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Requirements:
Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in Medical Technology or related field.
  • 3-5 years laboratory experience preferred.
  • 3 years of supervisory and/or management experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift and turn, up to 30 pounds.
  • Perform repetitive motion and operate a computer keyboard.
  • Work in groups or alone and/or in a close or cubical environment.
  • Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Effectively speak, read, write and understand English and follow spoken and written instructions.

Application Link: http://www.mountsinai.org/careers/career-pathways/research/laboratory-quality-assurance-manager-14-1655374
Contact: Daniel Sisco, daniel.sisco@mssm.edu
Contact: Jonathan Gohil, jonathan.gohil@mountsinai.org

Position: Network Specialist – Branford, Connecticut locaion
Description: The IT Support Specialist will provide support services on a daily basis to employees at the site. In addition she/he will interface with eth IT Support Team at Mount Sinai in New York to ensure that the Connecticut site remains aligned with changes in the MSSM IT Infrastructure. The position will report to the Safety/Facilities Officer of the Mount Sinai Connecticut site.

Examples of tasks:

  • Provide help desk support to all end-users experiencing technical issues
  • Upgrade, install and troubleshoot software and systems
  • Log issues through resolution, updating the internal knowledge base and/or communicating findings with relevant business units
  • Address daily business service requests (i.e. enabling access to files and folders, creating accounts for new users, assisting users to navigate through well-known functions of common applications such as email, LIMS, and other proprietary applications)
  • Identify and escalate problems as needed
  • Work on a variety of other IT projects as assigned
  • Interface with LIMS staff and provide necessary support

Requirements:

  • Associate's degree in computer science; Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Three years' experience in an IT Support role
  • Experience at a clinical laboratory/healthcare facility a plus
  • Lift and turn, up to 50 pounds.
  • Perform repetitive motion and operate a computer keyboard.
  • Work in groups or alone and/or in a close or cubical environment.
  • Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Effectively speak, read, write and understand English and follow spoken and written instructions.

Application Link: http://www.mountsinai.org/careers/career-pathways/it-technical/network-specialist-14-1655368
Contact: Daniel Sisco, daniel.sisco@mssm.edu
Contact: Jonathan Gohil, jonathan.gohil@mountsinai.org

Position: Genetics Laboratory Supervisor – Branford, Connecticut location
Description:
Mount Sinai is seeking a motivated Manager to supervise a team of responsible for both sample processing and accessioning of clinical samples in a high complexity laboratory testing facility in CT.  With minimal supervision, the Manager will also direct DNA extraction activities in a high-throughput, dynamic, and fast-paced team environment.  The Manager will also adhere to and draft SOPs in a CLIA-certified diagnostic laboratory employing DNA sequencing technologies.

  • Oversee the receipt, unpacking, and processing of clinical specimen shipments on a daily basis.   
  • Manage the tracking and information assignment of specimens using a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • Oversee and perform nucleic acid extractions on clinical specimens using automated methods for downstream Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis.
  • Draft and ensure adherence to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), maintain and oversee sample handling, labeling, and storage.     
  • Use a keen attention to detail to ensure specimen integrity and identification is maintained throughout entire workflow.
  • Strict adherence to local, regulatory, and quality management guidelines to ensure full compliance.
  • Train new hires.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in life science-related discipline.   
  • Ability to manipulate potentially infectious clinical specimens in a biological safety level laboratory environment.
  • 2+ years Management experience overseeing the processing and accessioning of specimens in a CLIA/CAP-accredited diagnostic laboratory.   
  • 2+ years experience with DNA manipulation and extraction techniques, preferably in a high-throughput facility.
  • Experience with PCR, qPCR, and DNA sequencing methods is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Use personal protective equipment.
  • Stand or sit for extended periods of time, potentially performing repetitive motion.
  • Work with potentially toxic, flammable, and corrosive chemicals, in addition to biologic agents
  • Able to lift 30lbs.
  • May be asked to work weekend, irregular, or overtime hours.

Application Link: to be posted soon
Contact: Daniel Sisco, daniel.sisco@mssm.edu
Contact: Jonathan Gohil, jonathan.gohil@mountsinai.org

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow and/or Staff Scientist- Dr Carmen Argmann - Systems Biology
Description
:  We are currently accepting applications for motivated Post-doctoral fellows and Staff Scientists who have combined knowledge of disease biology and some computational biology to join our Multi-scale biological data mining group.  Despite what you may think when you read your biological textbooks, much of the mystery of life is not gone and many of the details of the molecular-biological processes remain to be worked out. For example, we know that individuals' genetic differences affects their response to environment and sensitivity to disease, but why and how? With the contemporary generation of huge datasets (aka Big Data), such as those from within the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, there has been an outpouring of information about how life works. Thus many of the pieces of information to generate novel biological insight are there; the next step is for the eyes of biological experts to be immersed in the computational world to help reveal them. Our Multi-scale biological datamining group sits at the interface of the computational biologists and the wet biologists here in the Genetics of Genomics Sciences Department at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This is the prime position to help facilitate the transition of Big Data into new biological paradigms with direct applications to understanding complex diseases as well as inborn errors of metabolism and translate these findings into clinical applications. Close collaboration with wet biologists and clinicians to test and validate those novel biological insights is then critical. In this position, the opportunity to impact human biology and health are limited only by your imagination. Please view our website for further inspiration (http://icahn.mssm.edu/genomics)  and http://icahn.mssm.edu/profiles/carmen-argmann.

Requirements: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in biology, genetics, computer science, statistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field with key knowledge of biology. Knowledge or experience in complex genetic traits and network biology are a plus. The ideal candidate for this position will have substantial input to the specific nature of their research project. However, the project should broadly fit within the group's goals of bringing novel biological insight to Big Data and thereby playing a role in shaping and understanding complex health traits.
Application Link: http://www.mountsinai.org/careers/career-pathways/research/postdoctoral-fellow-pd13-1554718
Contact: Carmen Argmann - Carmen.argmann@mssm.edu
Contact:
Jonathan Gohil - Jonathan.gohil@mssm.edu

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow - Dr. Bin Zhang - Systems Biology
Description: Apply the state-of-the-art network inference approaches to analyze large scale, high-dimension molecular, cellular and pathological data in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases to identify critical sub-networks and key targets that are causally associated with the diseases. Develop biologically plausible disease pathway models for experimental and clinical validations.
Requirements: PhD in Bioinformatics, Cancer, Neuroscience or a closely related field. Strong knowledge in cancer or neurodegenerative disease biology. Experience in programming or using statistical analysis tools.
Application Link: http://www.mountsinai.org/careers/career-pathways/research/postdoctoral-fellow-pd13-1590274
Contact: Bin Zhang - bin.zhang@mssm.edu
Contact: Jonathan Gohil - jonathan.gohil@mssm.edu