Postdoctoral Fellow-MSH

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

United States

July 23, 2022


Postdoctoral Fellow-MSH


  • New York, New York
  • Research
  • 2741822
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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    Job Description

    Strength Through Diversity

    Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Inga Peter in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences to apply genetic, genomic, and systems biology approaches in order to explain the link between inflammatory boweldisease and Parkinson's disease. A series of projects will focus on several well-characterized cohorts with extensiveclinical, genomic and urine/serum biomarker data and apply statistical and bioinformatics approaches to identify the genes and networks associated with this comorbidity. The most promising leads will be validated experimentally.

    We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to apply a variety of approaches to effectively integrate andanalyze genetic, genomic, and clinical data to identify biological pathways associated with intestinal inflammation andneurodegeneration. The successful candidate will apply independent problem solving requiring the use of existing and emerging scientific and statistical knowledge. The applicant should also possess the ability to work in a highlycollaborative and intellectually challenging environment.

    Candidates should have strong background in statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology and/or bioinformatics, beproficient with R, Perl/Python, UNIX, other statistical genetics packages, and hold a PhD in one of the following disciplines: Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, or Computational Biology. Priorexperience in the field of genetics of complex diseases is an advantage.

    Qualified candidates should possess strong communication skills, creativity, self- motivation, and the ability to work independently. Candidates must also be proficient in oral and written English.


  • PhD degree in an appropriate area.
  • Theoretical knowledge of statistical and molecular genetics
  • Documented experience in either bioinformatics or genetic epidemiology/statistical genetics
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English
  • To apply, please submit: 1. Curriculum Vitae, including a complete list of publications; 2. A short statement of howyour training and expertise connects to our research interests. 3. Contact information for 3 references

    Strength Through Diversity

    The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai's unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:

  • Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential
  • Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination
  • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers
  • We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong, and are able to professionally advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.

    Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our history!

    Who We Are

    Over 42,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

    Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

    The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran, immigration, citizenship, or other protected status.

    EOE including Veterans and Disabled

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