About the Karr Lab
Despite the explosion of experimental data, we do not understand the details of how phenotype arises from genotype and the environment. We are developing whole-cell computational models which comprehensively predict how cell behavior emerges from the molecular level by representing all of the biochemical activity inside cells. Our goal is to use whole-cell models to transform bioengineering and medicine into rigorous, quantitative disciplines. For example, we believe that whole-cell models could enable bioengineers to design microbial genomes for a variety of industrial applications, as well as enable physicians to tailor medical therapy to individual patients. Our research is highly interdisciplinary, involving systems biology, genomics, bioinformatics, data integration, parallel simulation, optimization, software engineering, and data visualization, and highly team-oriented.
About the Institute for Genomics & Multiscale Biology and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Icahn Institute for Genomics & Multiscale Biology is a leader in basic and translational genomic and computational biology research. The institute's multidisciplinary researchers bring state-of-the-art genomic technologies together with advanced computational analyses to discover new disease mechanisms, develop new diagnostics, and identify new drug targets. The institute is a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Please see the institute's website for more information.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a world leader in translational medicine. The school's multidisciplinary research institutes foster collaboration along a seamless continuum from the laboratory to patient care. State-of-the-art laboratories support groundbreaking research, and abundant clinical venues offer superb patient care and training.
Joining our team
We're always looking for great people to join our team to help us transform bioengineering and medicine. Please see our open positions and application instructions below.
Currently, we are looking for new team members to develop models of bacteria and human cells, as well as to develop new tools to accelerate whole-cell modeling.
Because whole-cell modeling is highly interdisciplinary, we're looking for people with a broad range of skills and experience. Applicants with related experience are also encouraged to apply.
- PhD, MS, or BS in computational biology or related field;
- Strong experience dynamical modeling, genome-scale modeling, cell biology, genomics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, and/or software engineering;
- Deep commitment to innovation and a strong desire to tackle the most challenging problems;
- Abilities to solve challenging problems by thinking creatively, integrating diverse concepts, and pushing through barriers;
- Passion for transforming bioengineering and medicine;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; and
- Abilities to work independently and within a team.
Career development, recreation, benefits, and compensation
The Karr Lab and Mount Sinai offer numerous opportunities for career development, as well as competitive benefits. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and education. Please see the links below for more information.
How to apply
Graduate students: Please email Jonathan a cover letter and CV, as well as apply to one of Mount Sinai's MS, MD, or PhD programs . PhD applications are due December 1 each year to start the following September.
Undergraduate students: Exceptional undergraduate students should email Jonathan a cover letter and CV and, if eligible, apply to the Mount Sinai Summer Undergraduate Research Program , the Systems Biology Center New York Summer Undergraduate Research Program , or the Mount Sinai Student Research Program .
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.