Multiple positions in the lab of Dr. Paulina Pawlica at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Posted on June 13,

We are looking for enthusiastic, scientifically curious researchers to work in the lab of Dr. Paulina Pawlica at the ISMMS in NYC. In the Pawlica lab we use a combination of RNA biochemistry, bioinformatics and molecular virology to understand the RNA-centric virus-host interaction (more @ The Pawlica lab is funded by a generous start-up package and an R00 grant from NIH. The Department of Microbiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine is a leader in viral research and offers an inspiring and collaborative environment.


1. Postdoctoral Position

The successful candidate will have a research background in RNA biology demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals. Additional desired skills include: programming and big data analysis, experience in viral culture (herpesviruses).


2. Research Associate

The ideal candidate is an organized, technically skilled individual who will be responsible for performing experiments (with a possibility of having an independent project) and helping to manage the laboratory. This would be an excellent role for a recent college graduate who desires to gain additional years of hands-on research experience before pursuing graduate school.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine molecular biology and cell culture techniques​.
  • Perform some independent research, based on capability.
  • Help with lab organization and other support duties relating to lab operations, as required.


  • A bachelor’s degree in biology or a related discipline is required.
  • Minimum of 1 year hands-on laboratory experience is required (i.e. PCR, gel electrophoresis, cell culture, etc.). Please note that taking a class is not counted as hands-on experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

If you are interested in these positions, please send your CV, including contact information for three references, to: [email protected].

Underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.