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Rockefeller University Research Assistant, Molecular Genetics in New York, New York

Job: IRC26005


Job Title Research Assistant, Molecular Genetics

Laboratory / Department Molecular Genetics

Department Description

Our current research is focused on the genes and regulatory mechanisms that control body weight, leptins mechanism of action, and its relevance to the pathogenesis of obesity. Other studies seek to elucidate the mechanism by which a single molecule, leptin, can modulate a complex behavior, feeding. Finally, efforts to establish the genetic basis of human obesity on the Pacific Island of Kosrae are also under way.

Detailed Description

The Research Assistant will support experiments designed to elucidate the neural circuits regulating metabolism. Responsibilities include assisting postdocs primarily with mouse surgeries and behavioral assays and immunohistochemistry, and mouse colony maintenance. The Research Assistant will also be responsible for various general laboratory tasks such as buffer preparation and managing lab supplies and stocks.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in biology and/or neuroscience preferred. Experience with basic skills in mouse handling and genetics, as well as molecular biology preferred. Must be willing to work with rodents. Must be highly organized, dependable, and interested in learning new information and acquiring new skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, and the ability to work as part of a team. Must be facile in basic math skills and familiar with basic computer software such as Word and Excel.

Additional Details

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans