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

Postdoctoral Fellow

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY, United States

A postdoctoral position is available in the Zwaka Lab at the Stem Cell Institute of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. We are looking for highly motivated, successful and curious individuals to join us in research that aims to characterize the processes involved in establishing and maintaining pluripotency as well as pathways that provide plasticity to developing tissues.

Several projects are available, including identification of novel molecular mechanisms involved in stem cell regulation and investigating the role of competitive cell-cell interactions during early embryonic differentiation and development. Our work combines classical genetics, functional transcriptomics, genomics and biochemical analysis of cell biological processes. Please visit zwakalab.org for more information.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is dedicated to high-class biomedical research, has state-of-the-art facilities and offers an international and exciting scientific environment in New York City. Lab members participate in programs within the Department of Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, the Stem Cell Institute and throughout the school to further their career development. These include journal clubs, work-in-progress seminars, as well as social and professional events organized by the Postdoc office. We offer competitive salary and benefit packages with postdoctoral housing.

We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic, and collaborative team members. The ideal candidate should have:

• A Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree in stem cell biology, developmental biology or any related field
• Outstanding record of primary author publications from prior training
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Attention to detail and careful record-keeping
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects

Candidates should have experience in one or more of the following disciplines: mouse and human embryonic stem cell biology, developmental cell biology, genetics, genome organization, transcriptomics, functional genomics, protein biochemistry. A strong background in mouse and human pluripotent stem cell culture, their differentiation and analyses including qRT-PCR, Western blot, and imaging are of importance.

Interested applicants should submit a short cover letter summarizing research experience and interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to thomas.zwaka@mssm.edu.

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Postdoctoral Fellow