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Associate Researcher I

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Department: 859 - Psychiatry
Requisition Number: 14-1660464

Job Description:

Position Summary
Our laboratory in the Division of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai studies human psychiatric and neurological diseases using the methods of genetics, genomics, cell and molecular biology and animal models. The laboratory investigates several different disorders and is currently focused on autism, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. There is a position available for an Associate Researcher starting immediately. Under moderate supervision, the Associate Researcher conducts routeine and standardized experiments using advanced techniques specific to the research project. They will also analyze and assist in interpreting moderatley complex results.

Duties and Responsibities:
Responsible for the breeding and maintenance of mouse and rat colonies.
Conducts routine and standardized experiments using advanced research techniques specific to subject matter of the research project, including moleculary biology and animal behavior.
Analyzes and assists in interpreting moderately complex results.
Assists in new and unexpected research experiments and techniques.
Assists in the collection, analysis and review of experimental data for publication and presentation.
Participates in biweekly meetings of the lab as well as other scientifically oriented meetings, seminars, and other activities.

Job Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Biology or related field.
Previous experience in a research lab environment

Skills and Requirements
Microsoft Word - Basic
Microsoft Excel - Intermediate
Knowledge of standard research concepts
Experience with and understanding of molecular techniques, especially DNA/RNA/Protein Isolation, western blot analysis, PCR, and cloning
Experience in mouse and rat breeding and maintenance
Excellent organizational, problem solving and analytical skills as well as ability to learn new techniques quickly
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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