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Rockefeller University Part-time Laboratory Technician (18 hrs./week) in New York, New York

Job: IRC27288


Job Title Part-time Laboratory Technician (18 hrs./week)

Laboratory / Department 114120 Ruta Laboratory

Department Description

The Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior takes advantage of the relatively simple nervous system of the fruit fly Drosophila to examine how flexibility is engineered into the nervous system to give rise to adaptive behaviors, at the level of both individuals and species. We examine how learning rapidly shapes neural pathways to allow each member of a species to respond appropriately to their unique experience of the world. We also consider how neural circuits are adapted over longer evolutionary time scales to give rise to species-specific behaviors. Our lab employs a multidisciplinary approach, from biochemistry to behavior, with the goal of revealing the neural basis for flexible behavior at high resolution.

Detailed Description

The Fly Food Facility supports several laboratories which are using the fruit fly (Drosophila) as a key model system to explore questions ranging from the evolution of novel genes to the intricacies of neural circuit computations. The Laboratory Technician will oversee and aid in the weekly production of fruit fly culture media, following established recipes and protocols and participate in some operational tasks of the facility. Responsibilities include operating equipment used for media preparation and food dispensing, delivering weekly fresh fruit fly media orders to fruit fly laboratories at the Rockefeller University, implementing and optimizing new media recipes based on evolving laboratory needs, coordinating weekly orders, and maintaining records of past orders. Will manage the budget and send quarterly updates on spending to affiliated labs.

Job Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's degree preferred. Must have experience in the production of fly food or similar media, preferred. Previous experience managing a budget necessary. Must be highly reliable, careful, helpful, and meticulous about the work, with the ability to follow protocols accurately.

Additional Details

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