Postdoctoral Position to study viral non-coding RNAs at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Posted on July 13,

The Pawlica lab in the Department of Microbiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to elucidate the functions of various small non-coding RNAs during coronaviral and herpesviral infections. We are using a combination of RNA biochemistry, bioinformatics and molecular virology to understand the RNA-centric virus-host interaction. The Pawlica lab is funded by a generous start-up package and 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.

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).

Underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in this position, please send your CV, including contact information for three references, to: [email protected].

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, scientifically curious research technician to work in the lab of Dr. Paulina Pawlica at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC. The Pawlica lab studies the roles of non-coding RNAs in viral infections. We are using a combination of RNA biochemistry, bioinformatics and molecular virology to understand the RNA-centric virus-host interaction.

The ideal candidate is an organized, technically skilled individual who will be responsible for helping to manage the laboratory and preforming experiments (with a possibility to having hers/his own project). 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 or medical school.

Principal Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

Education

  • A bachelor’s degree in biology or a related discipline is required.

Experience

  • 1-2 years of previous hands-on laboratory experience is required.
  • Previous hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques (PCR, gel electrophoresis, etc.) is required
  • Previous experience with RNA biochemistry would be a plus.
  • Previous experience with computational analysis would be a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, prioritization skills, time management skills, and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proficient computer skills (PC and/or Mac, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.)
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to follow instruction with an eagerness to learn, grow professionally, and be
    mentored.
  • Ability to interact positively with all levels of staff.
  • Ability to work efficiently, be adaptable, and be self-motivated.