Postdoctoral position in brain tumor research/brain cancer at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Location: New York, NY
- Job Number: 7087884
- Posting Date: Oct 26, 2021
- Application Deadline: Dec 3, 2021
Job DescriptionPostdoctoral, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System Careers
We are seeking a qualified individual for a newly available postdoctoral position in the Becher Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Our lab focuses on brain tumor research using genetic mouse models with a focus on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an incurable type of brain cancer that arises in the brainstem of children.
These studies encompass the development of new brain tumor models, mechanistic investigation of novel oncogenes in gliomagenesis (e.g. ALK2/ACVR1, H3K27M) as well as the evaluation of novel therapeutics including immunotherapy. To be competitive for this position, the applicant will have a proven research track record of productivity, creativity and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
• Applicants must have a recent MD and/or PhD degree in immunology, cell biology, neuroscience and/or anatomy.
• Previous familiarity with chromatin assays, transgenic mouse modeling, cell culture work, single cell RNAseq, and biochemical and molecular biology techniques, is preferable.
• Mount Sinai offers a highly stimulating intellectual and collaborative environment for cutting-edge research. Applicants should email their cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references with whom they have worked with.
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