Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), MSHS

Faculty Positions in Biomedical Data Science

Faculty Positions (all ranks)

New York, NY, United States

Mount Sinai, located in New York, NY is seeking exceptional Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor faculty candidates to lead ambitious data driven research programs in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and the Icahn Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology (datascience.icahn.mssm.edu).


As biomedical research becomes an increasingly data-intensive science, success will require a goal-directed, team-oriented approach in which innovations and ideas developed by computational researchers working on related problems serve to build on and enhance the work of all team members. We seek faculty members interested in working in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment in which interdisciplinary teams of data scientists, technology innovators, and experts in key diseases work together with the shared goal of leveraging large-scale data, coupled with applications of advanced genomic technologies, to predict, test, and translate novel therapies faster and more effectively.


Mount Sinai is ranked as one of the nation’s top biomedical institutions in research, patient care, education. Since 2011, Mount Sinai has made major investments to attract world class people and build state of the art resources for research in biomedical data science, and was recently named by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative data science organizations in the world. Data scientists at Mount Sinai benefit from substantial resources, including: one of the largest supercomputing centers in any academic medical center; a research data warehouse with over 10 million clinical records; ability to easily access advanced experimental methods to validate computational predictions or perform in depth molecular profiling; and access to hundreds of thousands of biospecimens across diseases, including rapidly accelerating sequencing efforts that have already generated rich molecular profiles for tens of thousands of patient samples.


Faculty recruits will be appointed in the vibrant Department of Genetics and Genomic sciences, which is currently the 5th ranked genetics department nationally based in NIH funding.


Data science research in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and the Icahn Institute focuses on integrative analysis of high dimensional heterogeneous molecular, imaging, and clinical data to infer predictive models of biological phenotypes and functional interventions that induce desired phenotypic transitions. Candidates should have advanced training in machine learning, deep learning, or statistical techniques, such as probabilistic graphical models or Bayesian inference, with a track record of innovation in a biomedical application, as evidenced by a strong publication record.


Candidates may focus on any area of data intensive biomedical research, such as omics, imaging, or clinical data analysis. We are seeking candidates with medically relevant research interests, including areas such as: 1) cancer biology; 2) cancer immunotherapy; 3) neurological and psychiatric diseases; 4) immunologic disease; and 5) cardiovascular disease.


Applications should include a CV, research plan, and cover letter. In the cover letter, please clearly state your area of research interest.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer science, applied mathematics/statistics, computational biology, or other relevant quantitative scientific discipline. M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. candidates with advanced computational training are also encouraged to apply.


We are recruiting for both tenure track and non-tenure track (research track) faculty candidates. Tenure track candidates are expected to obtain independent funding to grow and sustain their research program. Research track candidates are expected to lead core data science initiatives of the Icahn Institute and contribute to funding applications, without an expectation of obtaining independent funding. Please specify if you are interested in being considered for one or both positions. Applications will be considered for tenure track positions by default.


We offer highly competitive recruitment packages, strong institutional commitments to faculty support, comprehensive benefits, relocation services, and a rewarding work and life environment. The Icahn School of Medicine is located in the heart of Manhattan with offices one block from central park.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until positions are filled.

Please note: Both MD and PhD candidates are eligible for this position.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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