Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Employment Status Full Time
Laboratory / Department Immune Cell Epigenetics and Signaling
The main interest of our laboratory lies in understanding the mechanism responsible for lymphocyte differentiation and maintenance of cells at the differentiated state. We perceive immune cells as unique biological systems that offer unparalleled opportunities to understand the physiological meaning of complex cellular processes such as histone modification and small RNA-mediated gene regulation.
The Research Assistant will perform tissue culture work, RNA/DNA isolation, cDNA synthesis, cloning and transfection, Western blots and other basic laboratory techniques. Will work with mice in order to obtain tissue for experiments involving bone marrow, the spleen, etc.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in biology preferred. Must have a minimum of one to two years of previous lab experience and proficiency in cell culture techniques and molecular biology. Experience with mouse handling and models a plus. Must be able to work independently in addition to working as part of a collaborative environment. Ability to prioritize work, carry out complex experiments with precision, and the ability to organize, analyze and present data, required. Must possess strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written skills, and exceptional record keeping skills. Must have proven record of performance excellence with previous laboratory science positions.