Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York

Job Title Research Assistant

Laboratory / Department Immune Cell Epigenetics and Signaling

Department Description

In the immune system, changes in chromatin are associated with, and contribute to, the differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells into highly diverse immune-cell subpopulations. Cell-type specific programs that drive responses of differentiated immune cells to pathogens differ significantly between B and T lineage cells, as well as between cells of the adaptive and innate immune systems. We study the mechanisms by which pathogens affect the function of chromatin, as well as how they affect long-lasting immune and non-immune cell responses to the environment.

Detailed Description

The Research Assistant will conduct tissue culture work, RNA/DNA work (including isolation, cDNA synthesis, qPCR, PCR, cloning, transfection), and other basic lab techniques such as Western blot. Will work with mice to obtain tissue (bone marrow, spleen etc.) for specific experiments.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in biology preferred. Must have a minimum of two or more years of experience in basic lab techniques. Proven record of excellent performance from previous employers and outstanding letters of recommendation necessary. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Additional Details

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