Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Neurogenetics of Language
Speech and language are quintessential human traits. Yet remarkably, humans share many behavioral, neuroanatomical, and genetic similarities with other distantly related vocal learning species, like songbirds and cetaceans. In the Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language, we are investigating the evolutionary, developmental, and functional origins of these similarities at the level of neural circuits using a variety of model organisms and experimental approaches.
The Research Assistant will be responsible for performing a variety of complex technical duties involved in assisting with and conducting laboratory procedures. The Research Assistant will support the daily operations of a Next-Generation Sequencing laboratory, prepare and process samples submitted by collaborators and users for various types of DNA sequencing, including Hi-C, and independently operate and maintain lab instruments.
Bachelor's degree required; educational emphasis in biology, chemistry, or other life sciences field preferred. A minimum of two years of relevant laboratory experience and an interest in genomics required. Bench experience with Illumina library preparation strongly preferred. Must have excellent lab and time management skills, as well as strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. Must have proven multitasking and prioritizing abilities, strong attention to detail, scientific integrity, and the ability to work under pressure. Hands-on experience with "long read" sequencing technologies (e.g. Pacific Biosciences, Oxford Nanopore) or Hi-C library preparation preferred.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans