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Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Department: 073 - Shared Research Facil
Requisition Number: 14-1646454

Job Description:

The Associate Scientist is experienced in the conduct of research involving the understanding of human diseases and improvement of human health. May assist in the operation of the clinical laboratory. Engages in clinical investigation or other research, production, technical writing, and related activities, and may mentor less senior scientist and Associate Researcher staff.
Duties and Responsibilities
(in order of importance and/or frequency)
Conducts research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.

Designs and conducts complex clinical research studies requiring the determination and evaluation of alternative methods, computational modeling, diagnosis and treatment.

Plans and directs studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.

May assist in clinical laboratory operations.

Follows strict safety procedures when handling materials to avoid contamination.

Teaches principles of medicine and medical and laboratory procedures to physicians, residents, students, and research staff.

Confers with health departments, industry personnel, physicians, and others to develop health safety standards and public health improvement programs.

Develops treatments and designs research tools and techniques.

Explores subject area and defines scope and selection of problems for investigation through conceptually related studies.

Develops hypotheses to be tested and methodology for evaluating results.

Examines the results of clinical trials and adjusts the dosage levels to reduce negative side effects or to induce better results.

Communicates research results to the scientific community via published papers.

Develops new proposals for research and obtain support for new and/ or continuing research activities.

Makes recommendations that have a major impact on extensive scientific research activities.

Performs other related duties.

Job Qualifications:

PhD in Biological Science or related field.

3 years' experience.

Intermediate MS Word (Word, Excel), Access, Outlook.

Ability to work independently or as part of a team and be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.

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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