Job:Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Science and Data Visualization at Mount Sinai in NYC
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A postdoctoral fellow position on multi-omics data visualization is available in the Gumus lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York City. The person hired for this position, who will be mentored by Dr. Gumus, will lead the development of an interactive web interface to explore multi –omics datasets on cancer patient immunotherapy trials. The lab is at the department of genetics and genomics, precision immunology institute and the Tisch cancer center of ISMMS.

We are currently accepting applications from talented people who have excellent programming and communication skills to join our group. A PHD in computer science or related field is required. Knowledge of genomics, immunology or cancer biology is a plus, but not a requirement. The person who fills this position will be responsible for co-architecting, developing, configuring and operating data visualization portals and/or software. Some of the tools developed by our group in the past include ImmuneRegulation ( and ProNetView (

Individuals who are members of groups identified by the NIH as historically underrepresented in science are especially encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send their CV and a brief description of their research interest in this position to Dr. Gumus.

Required training

The ideal candidate is driven, self-sufficient in coding, has excellent communication skills, enjoys teamwork and with a degree in computer science or related fields.

Compensation is commensurate with experience/education.

About Mount Sinai

Internationally regarded for its dedication to medicine, ISMMS is home to an array of leading research institutes, centers, and laboratories, all of which work towards rapidly translating advances in basic science into innovative patient care. Besides a competitive stipend, postdocs are eligible for a number of benefits including medical, dental, and vision coverage, along with a variety of life insurance and disability plans. ISMMS’ BeneFlex program allows you to tailor these options to suit your own needs.

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Required experience

At least one year of experience in distributed storage and processing of Big Data

Production-quality software development in Javascript.

Experience with SQL systems (Postgresql, MySQL, SQL Server, etc); UNIX, R, etc.

Desirable experience

A year of experience processing genomics data

Experience with common bioinformatics databases and genome browsers (e.g. dbGap, GenBank, dbSNP, IGV, UCSC, etc)

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are drivers 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 medicine together and participate actively as a leader within the Mount Sinai Health System by:

Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential. Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination. Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers.

We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong, and are able to professionally advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our history!

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 hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, 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 (MSHS) provides equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran, immigration, citizenship, or other protected status.

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