Rockefeller University Research Assistant, Molecular Genetics and Immunology in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant, Molecular Genetics and Immunology
Laboratory / Department Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology
The Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology is focused on dissecting the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the generation of antibody specificity and the translation of that specificity into cellular responses. Our work seeks to identify the genetic components that initiate B cell activation upon antigenic challenge, the controls that maintain tolerance both centrally and in the periphery, and the mechanisms that govern the coupling of antibody specificity to effector cell response.
The Research Assistant will assist with in vitro and in vivo experiments using immunological-based techniques with cancer and infectious disease mouse model systems. The Research Assistant will employ standard molecular biological/biochemical techniques involved in recombinant DNA manipulation and purification, produce proteins/antibodies using cell culturing protocols, and perform mouse husbandry, maintenance, and genotyping. Additional responsibilities include helping with organizational tasks for the lab.
Bachelor's degree in science required; emphasis in biology or chemical sciences preferred. Experience with standard molecular biological/ biochemical techniques and computer skills required. Experience with flow cytometry a plus. Must have basic laboratory training and be willing to work with mice. Must be organized, motivated, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans