Postdoc Resources

Covid-19 - Ramping up research

Plan to Resume Limited (50%) Wet Research Laboratory Operations
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Guidelines for HESS LABS
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Guidelines for ANNENBERG and ICAHN LABS
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Wet Bench work research: Safe Practices
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Return to Practice: Ambulatory Operational Guidelines
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Town Hall 2020
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Research Town Hall – Nestler/Miller presentation:
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Research Town Hall – Wright presentation:
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Weekly Timesheets

Please submit your time sheet every Friday to, but no later than 11 am the following Monday. If you are here Monday thru Friday regular hours, please enter total hours as 37.5 hrs.

When you are out for a HOLIDAY, indicate so on correct date. If you work on a holiday, you will automatically be paid the holiday extra day in the future. If a holiday falls within your first 30 days, holiday pay will be paid out after 12 months from your start date.
When you are “out” on PTO, whether it is sick or vacation days, indicate so on the corresponding date. You earn 19 PTO days each year and can carry over 5 days.

You must take a lunch break for one hour when you have worked 6 hours or more for that day.

If you have any questions, please contact or 212-659-5993.
If you do not to submit your time sheet in a timely manner, your time and pay will be processed the following week.

Badge Reader Locations

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New Ideate Users

Instructions for adding a person to animal protocols

Ideate now has a self-service component which will allow the user to create their own account.

The person who needs the account created must go to and enter their Mount Sinai Log in Credentials, (Network user ID and Network password that you use to access Mount Sinai Email account or Sinai Central)

NOTE: If a person who needs the account does not have access to ideate from external he/she will have to request VPNTunnel Access via Sailpoint and follow the remaining steps to be properly configured for VPN access.

More information (All three steps to follow can be found here)
Once this is done the user can complete the Ideate Initial Profile Setup. All Fields are required before access is granted.
For complete instructions, please click on the link below login page – Ideate User Account Creation.

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Department PI – Staff Responsibilities


PI and Staff ResponsibilitiesPre/Post Grants,Financial Administration, Human Resources and International Personnel

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PI Fund Admin Assignments


PI Fund Admin Assignments

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Zero-tolerance Policy

The Friedman Brain Institute’s Commitment to a Safe Work Environment

The Friedman Brain Institute has instituted a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any sort. We encourage people of all genders and ranks to notify the leadership of any misconduct. Knowing that this may be difficult for some, this form is anonymous. If you wish to receive a response to any of your comments, please send us your name and email address.

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ISMMS Feedback Form


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PlumX New Users – How to embed a PlumX widget in SinaiCentral

Entering Your PlumX ID into your eDirectory Profile

The Levy Library has arranged for all Mount Sinai faculty to get PlumX accounts (with individual PlumX IDs), which enables PlumX to collect and aggregate a researcher’s publications, citations, news clips, etc.

In order to take advantage of this system you need to know your PlumX ID. PlumX IDs are usually comprised of your first and middle initials and your last name. For example: dscharney.

Some faculty will already have a PlumX ID generated by the Levy Library’s Plum team and entered into their eDirectory profiles. Those faculty won’t have to do anything further. But everyone can determine if they already have a PlumX ID by looking themselves up on Mount Sinai’s PlumX webpage.

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How to update your Mount Sinai profile page (PDF)

User Manual 2020 for new users

Mount Sinai Health System Sinai Central – EDIR

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Phone System Info for Using Equipment and for Setting Up VM


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Mount Sinai Intranet

Under Health System Links you’ll find so much useful information but let me point you to Human Resources where you will find the following important topics among others:

1. Fast Resources
2. Benefits
3. Compensation
4. Employee Health Services
5. International Personnel
6. Recreation Office
7. Talent Development & Learning
8. Labor Relations
9. Performance Appraisals
10. HR Policies (policies about attendance, PTO, jury duty, condolence days, parental days, holidays, tuition reimbursement, etc.)
11. Forms & Publications (Health forms, Flexible Spending forms, etc)
12. Useful Numbers & Websites

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Environmental Health & Safety

The Department of Neuroscience is mandated by institutional (EnHS) and external governmental agencies (OSHA, NYFD, EPA, etc.) to ensure the training, understanding, and safety of laboratory personnel by using regulatory compliance guidelines for the handling, shipping and disposal of all chemicals, biological and radioactive materials.

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Planned Absence Form and Instructions


Instructions on how to submit a time off request in SinaiCloud can be found here:

PDF of instructions

Consulting Policy with Outside Entities

(See Chapter VI in Faculty Handbook/Full-Time Faculty)

Any work the faculty member does in a consulting capacity must be set forth in a written agreement. The agreement should be sent to Paul Kenny and David Atteratta for review. All outside activities must be approved by the Department Chair and the Dean reviews the final agreement and signs an Attestation Form the faculty completes for their activity. Any compensation for the activity must be paid directly to the faculty member and not to Mount Sinai.

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Research Informatics Services

Research Roadmap:
Central Hub for Navigation of the Mount Sinai Health System Research Enterprise

Digital Commons: Searchable index of all human subject research data sets at ISMSMS

Digital Concierge:

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Microscopy Shared Resource Facility

Microscopy CoRE

The Microscopy SRF provides equipment, instruction and expertise for the microscopic examination of cells.

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The Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Finance is the administrative office that oversees and provides core support and guidance to school personnel for many financial operations and business practices. This includes assistance with budgets, payroll, research grant fiscal stewardship, asset management, and travel reimbursement.

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Levy Library

Academic Informatics and Technology

The Levy Library supports the education, research, and clinical information needs of the Mount Sinai Medical Center. The recently renovated library is an inviting environment designed to facilitate research, study, and collaboration. It provides an extensive collection of biomedical databases, e-journals, e-books, and print resources, and is home to the Mount Sinai Archives and the Records Management program of The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Preferred Vendors

Preferred Vendors

MSSM’s approved vendor list

Lab supplies: VWR, Fisher
Computers: Apple, Dell, CDW

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Software Products


The Academic IT Support Center distributes site-licensed software for use on Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) workstations and laptop computers. Licenses are available for a variety of products from Microsoft, Adobe, MathWorks, SAS, and SPSS. Fill out the below appropriate request form to obtain software. For Endnote (FREE), please contact ASCIT at

Personal Software Purchases

ISMMS faculty, staff, and students can purchase selected Microsoft and Adobe products at a discounted price through the JourneyEd Software web site after registering with a valid Icahn School of Medicine email address. Visit the Purchasing Requirements page for details.

JourneyEd’s prices are listed below.

Contact Marcy Rodriguez <> for a price quote. Once you receive the price quote, process a PO through Sinai Central and send the PO number and PDF of the PO to Marcy.

  • Microsoft Office 2019 – licenses are perpetual – $63.59 per license
  • All Adobe products are annual subscription pricing. I am providing the 12 month price below, however, licenses are pro-rated at the time of purchase to the 4/15 anniversary date.
    • Adobe Creative Cloud (includes Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat)- $255
    • Adobe Illustrator $111
    • Adobe Photoshop $111
    • Adobe Acrobat Pro DC $122

Student and personal purchases of SPSS can be made at the eStore after registering with an ISMMS email address. 

If you have any questions, please contact Veronica Szarejko at

NOTE: Software can only be charged to grants if it’s project specific.  Labs will have to use unrestricted accounts, such as seed, etc.. (Generally, software is part of the indirect costs.  However, if it is for the performance of a specific project, it can be charged as direct cost to that grant.)

Neuroscience & EH&S Annual Meeting

September 2018

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Mount Sinai Lactation Services

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) are committed to supporting our faculty, staff, and students as they balance family, education, and career priorities and obligations.

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Termination Sign-out Policy

It is the policy of the Mount Sinai Health System that all employees terminating employment
complete the sign out process on the last day of their employment with their manager, supervisor
or department head (the “manager”). This process ensures that: Health System property is returned;
the employee receives information pertaining to benefits in a timely manner; the employee
provides contact information; the employee is provided an opportunity for an exit interview; and
the release of terminal pay is authorized.

For information, please click on the link.

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American Express Business Travel – aXiom

(Sinai approved travel agency)

As part of an effort to optimize our business travel processes, we have entered into an
agreement with American Express Business Travel to utilize their online booking tool
offered through aXiom.

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Travel Policy

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Grant Application Resource Center


Getting Started:

For investigators new to research, starting at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, or embarking on a fresh project, this section provides answers, resources, and guidance to support you. Learn about starting your research, finding funding, submitting and managing grants and sponsored projects, obtaining necessary approvals, commercializing discoveries, and accessing required training.
Research Roadmap
The Research Roadmap is a central hub for navigation of the Mount Sinai Health System research enterprise.
Research Listserv
To receive important Icahn School of Medicine news and information targeted to researchers and their staff join the research administration email messaging system, the Research Listserv. Read more.

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