Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Neurophysiology and Behavior
The Research Assistant will work as part of a team studying the evolution of neural circuits underlying species-specific behaviors. The work will include CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing and generation of genetic reagents in non-model Drosophila species. The Research Assistant will actively contribute to research projects, including participating in the planning and analysis of experiments and presenting data in laboratory meetings.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in molecular biology, genetics, or closely related field preferred. Experience with genome browsers, BLAST and DNA annotation software such as ApE or SnapGene preferred. Experience with some of the following techniques is highly desirable: DNA/RNA extraction, PCR (conventional, multiplex, touchdown, reverse transcription), cloning (restriction enzyme, Gibson assembly, Gateway), CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, Drosophila genetics and Drosophila husbandry. Must have excellent organizational, communication and time management skills. Must be detail-oriented, focused and able to work both in a team atmosphere for general lab duties, as well as a mentored atmosphere for a research project. Must be able to assist with scientific endeavors and organizational needs simultaneously.