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Vacancy:   Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biomarker Development

As part of a novel avenue for biomarker development, the Lautenberg Lab is seeking to develop LA-ICP-MS and LIBS methods to discover new biomarkers of environmental exposure and biological response using various biological samples. The samples we receive are precious with over 10 years of effort invested in their collection from countries such as the US, Mexico, Italy, Sweden and Bangladesh. Importantly, these samples are unique in providing a chemical time-machine to study environmental exposures and nutrition from before birth through childhood and even into adulthood. There is a wealth of information archived in these samples and we are looking for a highly motivated individual to help us extract that information that will contribute to our understanding of how early life exposures can affect development and adult health. Our Chemical Mapping group houses 2 mass spectrometers (Agilent 8900 ICP-MS), 2 Laser Ablation sample introduction systems (ESL 193) as well as an Applied Spectra LA/LIBS system (J200).

The ideal candidate will have extensive skills in ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS. Experience with other analytical chemistry techniques (e.g. LIBS, IR, SIMS, MALDI, AFM, PIXE, XRM), including chemometric/multi-variate data analysis and developing new methods of analysis are highly desirable. Good time management and writing skills, and the ability to work effectively with other researchers are also required. This is a 1 year position that may be extended to 3 years contingent upon performance and availability of resources. No teaching is required during the appointment.

Located on Central Park in New York City, the Icahn School of Medicine is affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System, the largest health care provider in New York. The School has more than 500 postdocs supported by an office of postdoctoral affairs and an office of career services. Postdoctoral fellows may audit additional coursework for training in new areas, apply to join a competitive formal teaching program, and also have opportunities for teaching in the Master of Public Health program. The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, which currently includes more than 18 postdoctoral fellows, has both core training programs and infrastructure as well as a T32 training grant in Children’s Environmental Health funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Our Department has a NIEHS P30 core center with a pilot grant program to which fellows are eligible to apply and more than 40 million dollars of active funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), including both the Human Health Environmental Assessment Resource (HHEAR) data center that develops new methods to analyze complex mixtures and a HHEAR lab hub that supports targeted and untargeted environmental analyses, and the development of new assays as part of this national network that promotes inter-institutional collaboration. Fellows will be offered subsidized housing in Manhattan and a competitive stipend.

Interested individuals who have or will shortly have their doctorate should email a cover letter including a brief summary of research interests and experience as well as their curriculum vitae to:

Mauro Martinez, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1057
New York, NY 10029
E-Mail: mauro.martinez@mssm.edu

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