Employment Opportunities

The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute (MCHDI) focuses on translational research of diseases affecting infants, children, and adolescents. Our main areas of research include: allergy and asthma, cardiovascular disease, neurodevelopmental disorders, obesity and diabetes, and others. If you have the talent and experience we are seeking, we encourage you to browse the below opportunities and submit an application. We hope you will be joining our dynamic team of research faculty.

A Research Assistant position is available for January 2017 in the Chu Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We use zebrafish to investigate the role of sugar metabolism in liver fibrosis and cancer metabolism.

Job Description / Essential duties:
Provide research assistance for a lab using both zebrafish and tissue culture. Genotype, screen, and maintain zebrafish lines. Maintain lab stock solutions and order reagents.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Biology/Molecular biology or a related field and relevant research experience. Ideally, candidate has experience in standard molecular biology techniques, such as DNA cloning, PCR, tissue culture and microinjection. Individuals with zebrafish or tissue culture experience will be given priority, and candidates with relevant experience with other animal models are also encouraged to apply.

Skills and Abilities:
Hands-on experience in molecular biology; strong instrumentation skills.
High degree of independence, fast-learner, highly motivated, enthusiastic and strong work ethic.

Interested candidates should email their cover letter and CV to Dr. Jaime Chu at jaime.chu@mssm.edu 

Postdoctoral researcher to work in a NIMH-funded genomics project related to CNV/SNV/indel discovery in autism and epilepsy using exome and whole-genome sequencing (WGS). Relevant findings will be followed-up in IPSC-derived neural progenitor cells. The position requires a quantitative background and/or extensive experience with genomic data analysis. Experience in molecular biology and functional validation of disease-associated variants, including cell culture, is a plus but not required. The selected applicant will work within a multidisciplinary team. This position requires demonstrated experience with UNIX, Python, and/or C/C++, and R, and expertise with exome or WGS data.

Interested candidates can send their CV, a short description of research interests and experience, and contact information for three references to dalila.pinto@mssm.edu. Application Deadline: Until filled.

We invite you to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics or related fields with a focused interest in cardiometabolic traits and diseases.

By using genetics, this program aims to understand the biology that underlies the susceptibility to obesity and its links to related cardiometabolic traits. We study common, low frequency and rare variants [1] in an ancestrally diverse population of more than 33,000 individuals recruited throughout New York City through the Mount Sinai’s ongoing BioMe EMR-linked Biobank, [2] in the large-scale UK Biobank (n = 500,000), and [3] in a unique discordant-sibling family study.

In this position you are supervised directly by Ruth Loos, PhD. You have the opportunity to work with a large portfolio of data collections (including EMR-linked, population-based, discordant-family designs) with high-density genotyping data (including genome-wide arrays, ExomeChip, and deep-sequencing), to develop independent research projects, and to participate in large-scale international collaborations.

The ideal candidate has a PhD or equivalent doctorate, a strong background in genetic epidemiology, epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology or a related discipline and has demonstrated scientific productivity. Applicants should have a strong computational background and  expertise with statistical genetic/bioinformatic software packages applied to large genomic data sets. S/he will be familiar with approaches to integrate biological information from a wide-range of (publicly available) data resources. Research experience in regulatory genomics and/or the genetics of obesity and cardiometabolic traits is a strong advantage.

You will be based at the main campus, which stretches from East 98th to 102nd Streets between Madison and Fifth Avenues on Manhattan's Upper East Side and Central Park.

Deadline: Ongoing

To apply, send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to Ruth Loos, PhD.

Learn more about the Postdoctoral Training Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Incoming postdoctoral fellows are eligible for affordable Mount Sinai Housing within walking distance of the medical school and of a wide range of amenities.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY is seeking a talented, self-motivated individual to participate in cutting edge research as a member of the Asthma and Allergy group at the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology. The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary team that applies computational analysis and bioinformatics to interpret multi-scale data generated from subjects with asthma and allergic diseases. Members of the team work closely with Dr. Supinda Bunyavanich and Dr. Eric Schadt

Deadline: TBA

Learn more about this position

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Supinda Bunyavanich at supinda.bunyavanich@mssm.edu.

The Seaver Autism Center is seeking researchers at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels who focus on patient-based research in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Up to three positions are available, with at least one position prioritized for a clinician-scientist (MD or clinical psychologist) who would help manage the clinical research program. Successful applicants will have a very competitive track record in publications, and, for more senior applicants, in federal funding. Generous startup packages are available. Applicants will be members of one or more relevant Departments and Institutes of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Deadline: Ongoing

If you are Interested in this position, send your CV, a three-page summary of future research plans, and contact information for three references to:

Joseph D. Buxbaum, PhD

Neurodevelopmental disorders are a common group of developmental disabilities affecting individuals of all ages. Understanding the causes and biological mechanisms underlying these disorders is crucial to improve the ability to diagnose and treat individuals.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to assess the role of noncoding RNAs in gene regulatory networks underlying neurodevelopmental disorders. The position involves integrating noncoding and coding RNA expression data with prior genetic knowledge, as well as quantifying noncoding RNA isoforms, co-expression and network-based analyses and modeling. The candidate will use the latest next-generation sequencing technologies to analyze transcriptomes and identify long full-length noncoding RNA isoform variants.

We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral candidate with strong computational and analytical skills and an interest in applying computational and systems biology approaches. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in genomics, bioinformatics with a strong background in RNA biology and excellent quantitative skills. The selected applicant will work within a multidisciplinary team and be part of a recently funded NIMH PsychENCODE project. This position requires extensive experience with UNIX, Python, C/C++ and statistical environments such as R, and familiarity with large-scale GWAS and RNA-Seq data.

Deadline: TBA

Learn more about this position

To apply, please e-mail a CV, a brief description of research experience and interests, and contact information for 1-3 references to: 

Dalila Pinto, PhD