The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Assistant, Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases to join Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases. The Research Assistant will be responsible for maintaining the induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) core for the laboratory. Responsibilities include culture and storage of numerous iPSC lines primarily derived from patients with diverse primary immune deficiencies, confirmation of the mutations by Sanger-sequencing of the patients' lines, and keeping track of karyotype; weekend support may be requested to feed the cells. Will provide technical support to post-docs and students for stem cell-based neuron differentiation, including medium preparation, differentiation maintenance, and neuron marker staining. The Research Assistant will maintain a growing database of the iPSC lines and provide technical assistance on relevant research projects (mainly viral encephalitis) under the supervision of an Associate Professor of the laboratory. Will also be responsible for maintaining a database of DNA samples for sequencing.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in biochemistry, molecular genetics, immunology, or related field preferred. Must be detail-oriented, have a strong sense of responsibility, and be able to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, and computer proficiency are required. Experience with tissue culture preferred.
We offer an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement and a competitive salary. The Rockefeller University is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, on a 15-acre campus, along the East River (www.rockefeller.edu/views.php).
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.
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About The Rockefeller University
The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics. The university's 72 laboratories conduct both clinical and basic research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity.