Job DescriptionPositions Multiple NIH funded positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Saghi Ghaffari MD-PhD (https://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/ghaffarilab/) in the Tisch Cancer Institute/Black Family Stem Cell Institute in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Our Research Our translationally impactful research is centered on stem cell mechanisms that promote the development of blood cancers and that interface with stem cell aging. Our current major focus is on lysosome-mediated regulation of stem cells in the context of leukemic/hematopoietic stem cells, building on our recently published findings (Ghaffari, Cell Stem Cell, 2021; Liang et al., Cell Stem Cell, 2020; Qiu et al., Blood Advances, 2021; Liang et al., Blood Advances, 2021; Rimmele et al., Stem Cell Reports 2014; EMBO Reports 2015; Bigarella et al., Development 2014). We use state-of-the art cutting-edge approaches, including functional xenograft assays, single cell technologies, genomic studies, etc applied to leukemia mouse models and human blood forming stem cells.
Who Should Apply? Highly motivated, skilled and ambitious post-doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in biology or related fields and/or an MD degree and have a strong expertise in molecular and cellular biology and protein biochemistry. Knowledge/expertise in lysosomal or mitochondrial biology, immunology, metabolism, or related areas is a plus. An expertise in stem cell biology or blood-related research is desirable but not required. Candidates must have a strong track record of first-author publications in cell biology or related areas.
Why Apply? Successful candidates will have opportunities to learn new sets of skills, collaborate with other scientists in the laboratory, at Mount Sinai and in other institutions, in the United States and abroad, to publish in reputable journals, to present their work in international meetings and to advance significantly their scientific career. The positions offer competitive salaries, subsidized housing and exposure to a dynamic scientific environment at Mount Sinai and the New York City area.
How to Apply? The application should include a CV together with a cover letter describing research experience and interests, past accomplishments and career goals, anticipated availability date, as well as the names and contact information of 3 references to: [email protected]
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