Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Molecular Neuro-oncology
Our Laboratory uses high throughput sequencing and other techniques to investigate the proteins that regulate RNA and thereby affect gene expression. Our interest in this system originated from a study of naturally occurring tumor immunity associated with a group of rare brain disorders, and has since expanded to neuron-specific RNA-binding proteins in the mammalian brain, and more generally to functional genomics and human disease.
As a Research Assistant, you will support several projects on the clinical and research teams within the Laboratory. The Research Assistant will assist in the lab's saliva-based Covid-19 testing program and Covid-19 sequencing efforts and provide daily support for the lab's postdoctoral and research scientists. The Research Assistant will be responsible for technical tasks including PCR, Western blot, genomic sequencing library prep, molecular cloning, and cell culture. In addition will assist with laboratory support roles such as maintaining freezers, proper management and disposal of chemical waste, stocking of laboratory supplies, and related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in life sciences, molecular biology or biochemistry preferred. Strong organizational, time management, and quantitative skills, required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, required. Must be strongly motivated to gain exposure to a wide range of techniques and to contribute to peer-reviewed scientific publications.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans