The Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment [formerly known as the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program (MAP)] at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is currently seeking highly motivated clinical laboratory technicians.
The Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment (DAC) is dedicated to the study and treatment of depression, anxiety, and related disorders including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research at the Center focuses on discovering the fundamental causes of these disorders in humans in order to develop new, more effective treatments. DAC is currently conducting a variety of research studies including clinical trials focusing on novel therapeutics, and exploratory studies investigating biomarkers in the blood and brain.
DAC is looking for highly responsible, organized individuals who aim to continue into a medical, psychology, or professional clinical research career. Clinical Research Laboratory Technicians at the Depression and Anxiety Center (DAC) for Discovery and Treatment are responsible for administrative, academic and clinical tasks surrounding biological specimen collection within our research. Responsibilities include running experimental procedures including as blood draws, saliva, and urine collection, collecting and processing biological specimens, entering and analyzing data, managing the storage and distribution of biological specimens and related data, managing lab supplies and equipment, conducting phone screens on potential subjects, study development paperwork, and presentation/publication preparation. Potential opportunities available to successful DAC coordinators include: publication in major medical journals; networking among distinguished individuals within and outside the medical/psychology fields; exposure to wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders and treatments thereof.
Start date for this position would be as soon as possible (specific dates to be decided) and requires a minimum of a two-year commitment.
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree at start date
• Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology or other relevant field of study/Major
• A GPA of 3.5 or higher
• Experience with basic laboratory techniques such centrifugation, pipetting, aliquoting, cell isolation, cell sorting, etc.
• Excellent organization skills for use of specimen management with software such as Excel, RedCap, FreezerWorks, etc.
• Excellent writing and oral communication skills
• Strong background in psychology, psychiatry or neuroscience as well as statistics and/or laboratory sciences
• Preferred (but not mandatory) courses completed : Intro to Psychology, Intro to Neuroscience, Abnormal Psychology, Statistics, Biology Lab, Chemistry Lab, Cell Biology Lab, Biochemistry Lab
Interested candidates should send a C.V. or resume and a cover letter with a description of interests to Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org. Interview to follow