Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Neurotechnology and Biophysics
The emergence of new optical technologies combined with molecular sensors and advanced computational tools has led to significant advances in understanding how the circuitry and dynamics of neuronal populations give rise to brain functions and behavior. The Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics (LNB) has a significant focus on developing and applying advanced optical imaging technologies with applications for systems neuroscience. Over the last few years, the lab has developed a portfolio of optical techniques that allow near-simultaneous stimulation and functional imaging of neuronal activity on the whole-brain level at the single-cell level in small model organisms and more recently in the more scattering rodent brain.
Working as part of a small team on the development of advanced neuroimaging technologies, the Research Assistant will contribute to the application of molecular tools in animal models. Will support the application of the lab's imaging technologies to rodents by conducting cranial window surgery, viral delivery of constructs, molecular biology and animal behavior, mouse colony management, and performing optical microscopy.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in neuroscience or molecular biology preferred. Must be highly motivated and have basic knowledge of rodent neuroanatomy and previous lab experience with rodents including cranial window surgery, and work with viral delivery of constructs. Basic knowledge and hands-on experience with molecular biology work including cloning, plasmid design, and sequencing highly desirable. Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to manage multiple tasks and projects. Previous experience with rodent behavior or managing a colony preferred. Experience with one or more types of optical microscopy is preferred. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, self-motivation, enthusiasm for research, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
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