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The Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Institute for Healthcare Delivery Science within the Department of Population Health Science & Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time post-doctoral research position. Ideal candidates will have an interest in statistical/computational genomics and prostate cancer. 


This position will be available in the Klein Lab (, and co-mentored by Dr. Robert Klein (Genetics) and Dr. Xiaoyu Song (Biostatistics) ( The primary research project for this position is in silico genomic analyses aiming at identifying genes in which inherited genetic variation influences survival time in prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States, though most men diagnosed with prostate cancer will not die of the disease. This project goes beyond investigating genetic basis of prostate cancer risk and has compiled valuable datasets to study prostate cancer survival to address this apparent paradox. Work with genomic, transcriptomic and survival data from multiple state-of-the-art prostate cancer studies is expected. Opportunities for statistical and computational method development are available for the hired researcher who is interested. An expansion of scope to study single-cell RNA sequencing data, proteogenomic data and data from other latest technologies is also possible. This position provides a unique opportunity for a post-doctoral research fellow to explore the -omic basis of prostate cancer survival.


The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree and experience in a related field such as biostatistics, bioinformatics, human or quantitative genetics, or epidemiology. Prior experience on handling genetics data or working with prostate cancer is preferred but not required. The anticipated start date will be flexible throughout 2021-2022.


Competitive stipend is provided. Postdocs at Mount Sinai 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.  Postdoctoral housing is subject to availability. 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. Song at