Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Laboratory of Genome Maintenance
Throughout its lifetime, a cell's DNA is under constant metabolic and environmental assault leading to damage. Left unchecked, the resulting genome instability initiates cancer and other age-related disorders. Using Fanconi anemia as a backdrop for understanding aging and cancer, our laboratory's research aims to elucidate pathways that prevent cancer development, with a specific focus on those that repair DNA and those that induce permanent growth arrest in response to cellular stress.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Laboratory and a postdoctoral fellow, the Research Assistant will perform experiments using molecular biology techniques to study the fundamentals of DNA replication and repair, with applications to a large range of diseases, such as bone marrow failure and neurodegeneration. Will work closely in a team effort to achieve hypothesis-driven milestones, maintain precise laboratory records, write reports and present data in a group setting. Will also gain experience with stem cells, a variety of imaging modalities, and cutting edge CRIPSR techniques and more.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in molecular biology preferred. Must have a minimum of 1 year of wet laboratory bench experience. Experience with general cell/tissue culture, including transfections and lentiviral packaging/transduction required; experience with stem cells a plus. Experience with general molecular biology techniques (cloning, PCR, DNA/RNA/protein work) preferred. Must be goal-oriented, well-organized, and have strong attention to detail.