Associate Researcher (Dr. Puleston's Lab) - Immunobiology Center
Strength Through Diversity
Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.
A position for Associate Researcher is available in the Puleston Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York starting July 2022.
Applying cutting-edge metabolomics and in vivo models of disease, the Puleston Lab strives to understand how metabolic factors shape immune cell function. In disease, the lab probes how tissue and cellular metabolic landscapes drive immune cell dysfunction that aid tumor growth and the development of aberrant auto-inflammation. In health, the objective is to reveal how distinct metabolic programs instruct the tissue-specific identity of T cells and macrophages and thereby maintain normal tissue homeostasis. Together, these approaches are expected to expose novel metabolic vulnerabilities that can be utilized therapeutically. To achieve these goals, the successful candidate will be directly engaged in innovative research utilizing mass spectrometry, in vivo models of tumor development and autoimmunity and CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing.
Candidates with experience of cell culture, flow cytometry and standard molecular methods (PCR, western blot) are desired, but in the first instance we are looking for passionate and enthusiastic junior scientists to join our team.
Our Lab is located on the Mount Sinai Hospital Campus in Manhattan in close proximity to Central Park. A member of the Precision Immunology Institute and the Tisch Cancer Institute, the lab has access to world-class facilities in a thriving academic center. The school is one of the nation’s leading medical schools, ranked in the top 20 schools for NIH funding. As a lab, we want to ensure you are joining a stimulating, welcoming, and diverse environment; one in which you feel comfortable and able to maximize your potential. We are committed to your personal and professional development and will provide the necessary support for you to achieve your career goals and expand significantly upon your skill and knowledge set during your tenure.
Roles & Responsibilities:
· Perform experiments and data analysis that will contribute to lab publications
· To assist lab colleagues across various research projects
· Provide essential support for mouse colony maintenance
· To help maintain a functional laboratory environment and inventory
· Performs other related duties
· Education: Bachelor’s degree in science or related field required.
· Experience: 0-2 year of research/laboratory experience
· Appropriate verbal, written and interpersonal skills
· Organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
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