The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Assistant to join Developmental Genetics. Under the mentorship of a Postdoctoral Scholar, the Research Assistant will contribute to ongoing projects within the Laboratory. Responsibilities include genetic crosses, genotyping (PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, DNA sequence analysis), creating transgenic C. elegans strains (including DNA cloning), and analyzing gene expression using fluorescence microscopy and image analysis.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in genetics and cell biology preferred. Prior research with C. elegans is a plus. Candidates with experience in genetics, molecular biology, and fluorescence microscopy are especially encouraged to apply. Must be highly motivated and driven by scientific curiosity, possess excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively in a collaborative work environment. Must have excellent organizational skills, including laboratory record keeping, data management, and prioritizing work to carry out complex experiments with extreme attention to detail. Previous independent research experience or extensive laboratory coursework is strongly preferred. Must be amenable to changing work schedules that prioritize experiments and which often deviate from the standard 9 to 5 workday, occasionally including weekend hours.
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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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.