Institute for Genomic Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
4 openings available.
Multiple Post-Doc Positions in Discovery and Translational Genomics in Kenny Lab
Professor Eimear Kenny, recipient of the 2022 ASHG Early Career Award, is looking to hire 2-4 exceptional postdoctoral researchers to join her group to work on the genomic discovery and translational genomics in diverse populations. The successful candidates can potentially work on an array of projects including method development for population genetics-base approaches scaled to massive genomic databases; approaches to mine deep databases of genomic data linked data from electronic health records; and development and implementation of pipelines for clinical genomic/polygenic risk prediction. Genomic data will be available from the Mount Sinai Health System, a wide international network of collaborators, and from large genomics consortia. Projects will be tied to existing grants in Dr. Kenny’s lab, but post-docs will have substantial input into the specific nature of the project and can propose projects that fit the general research goals of her lab. The position is available for 2 years and may be continued contingent on successful progress and available funding. A competitive salary, travel opportunities, and excellent benefits package will be offered commensurate with experience. The positions are expected to start in Fall/Winter 2022, though a specific start date is negotiable.
Dr. Kenny is the Director of the Institute for Genomic Health, and a Professor of Genetics and Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. The post-docs selected for this role will have the opportunity to interact with other faculty and teams in the Institute for Genomic Health, which is a highly collaborative and dynamic environment.
Additionally, through the newly launched Mount Sinai Million Health Discoveries Program, which aims to enroll one million racially and ethnically diverse patients in the next five years, we plan to advance precision medicine research and improve patient care. This position offers a unique opportunity to develop and lead genomic research using cutting edge health systems data.
What We Offer:
Opportunity to do research in a multi-disciplinary environment at the cutting edge of genomics that includes experts in computer science, population genetics, functional genetics, and genomic
Full access to the BioMe biobank, a germline DNA repository of over 60,000 Mount Sinai patients linked to clinical, demographic, imaging, and lifestyle data for highly diverse participants from New York City
Access to many other large genomic datasets via a large network of international collaborations
A culture that promotes health equity by building resources, knowledge, and best practices for genomic discovery and translation in diverse and underserved
A diverse STEM workforce and a supportive lab environment
Regular career development mentorship
A health system that promotes data integration, broad data sharing among researchers and access to state-of-the-art high performance compute
Working in New York City, in close proximity to Central Park
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together. We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care.
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 hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai Morningside (formerly Mount Sinai St. Luke’s), and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Candidates should have a PhD or PhD/MD in population genetics, computer science, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, computational genomics, or a related field and the ability to work well in collaborative
MDs with substantial computational experience will also be considered
Knowledge of theoretical population genetics, complex trait mapping, population- based biobanks, and/or next-gen sequencing is a
Proficiency in programming in R, Python, and shell scripting is essential. Other programming expertise (such as machine learning) is highly
Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record, evidence of substantial research productivity, and ability to successfully communicate scientific information.
Excellent English written and spoken skills are necessary.
Interested candidates should send a CV, a short (1-2 pages) description of both research interests and ideas for possible projects and contact information for 3 references to Project Manager Lisa Wang at Lisa.Wang@mssm.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until positions are filled.
About Institute for Genomic Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Institute for Genomic Health is committed to accelerating the integration of genomic information into clinical care throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. Investigators at the Institute are leading international collaborations that harness the power of massive-scale genomics research to bring new discoveries to the front line of clinical care for use in diagnosis and preventive health. In the next decade, the routine care of patients will increasingly be centered on genomic information. The rich scope of genetic, demographic, clinical, and lifestyle data in our health system is accelerating the pace at which we are discovering genetic variants that impact disease. Our research helps translate these findings into medical knowledge that can be used to predict, diagnose, or even prevent disease. Our faculty include experts in computer science, genomics, and medicine.