Postdoctoral Fellow

New York City, New York (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
December 14 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Data Scientist – Research Faculty or Postdoctoral Fellow

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

We are seeking a highly motivated individual for a research data scientist position at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Our NIH-supported research program led by Dr. Andrea Dunaif investigates the genomics of complex metabolic and reproductive traits.  The successful candidate will have an outstanding computational research background in genetics and genomics. Appointment and, if appropriate, faculty rank will be commensurate with qualifications.  Experience in the application of variant calling and annotation software to high‐density genotyping and sequencing data (including genome‐wide arrays, ExomeChip, and next generation sequencing), as well as the application and development of approaches aimed at streamlining pipelines to deal with the analyses and interpretation of data from genetically diverse populations is required. S/he will apply computational techniques in analyzing large-scale biomedical data, create data-driven models and data visualizations, write and prepare manuscripts and other materials for internal and external audiences, and assist in grant applications.

A Ph.D. in Computer Science/Statistics/Bioinformatics/statistical genetics/genetic epidemiology/

computational biology or a related discipline is required. Previous experience in biology, particularly human genetics, is preferred. Excellent programming, database and interactive web application skills (e.g. Perl, Python, SQL, R Studio, R Shiny) and proven experience in the manipulation and statistical analysis (e.g. R, SAS) of large datasets from different sources and in different formats, and in conducting and organizing research projects are required skills.

The successful candidate will join an internationally competitive scientific environment, and is expected to work closely with colleagues in Endocrinology and in collaborating research institutes at Mount Sinai. Salary will be commensurate with experience and NYC living costs.

To apply, please send CV and cover letter to Ayeisha Brown (

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About Our Organization

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic science research and is known for its innovative approach to medical education.

With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institutes of Health grants. In its 2015 "America’s Best Graduate Schools" issue, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Icahn School of Medicine 14th out of 130 medical schools nationwide.

Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.

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