Rockefeller University Research Specialist, Host-Pathogen Biology in New York, New York
Job Title Research Specialist, Host-Pathogen Biology
Laboratory / Department Host-Pathogen Biology
Our lab has developed novel CRISPR-based tools for functional genomics in the globally important pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis . At Rockefeller, you will join a dynamic research team to investigate the mechanisms that enable this bacterium to cause disease and evade current antibiotics, with the long-term goal of developing new strategies to improve control of this pandemic.
Under general direction from the laboratory head and other laboratory members, the Research Specialist will perform both research and lab management responsibilities. The laboratory seeks to understand host-pathogen relationships in tuberculosis and to develop new therapies to control this disease. Responsibilities include but are not limited to conducting experiments across multiple projects central to the laboratory's research on tuberculosis. Projects will utilize genome-scale forward genetics and molecular biology to elucidate the mechanisms Mycobacterium tuberculosis uses to survive antibiotic therapy and to persist in the host. Research responsibilities include molecular cloning, tissue culture, gene expression analysis, next-generation sequencing, and working with cellular and animal models. Laboratory administration and management responsibilities include maintaining laboratory databases, procedures, and protocols, serving as a primary point of contact between the laboratory and vendors, the university, IACUC, and EHS. The Research Specialist will ensure that laboratory members comply with all laboratory rules, regulations, and provide training when necessary, including in BSL2 and BSL3 practices. Will negotiate with vendors for the purchase, maintenance, and calibration of equipment, check supply levels, place orders, and store and distribute new supplies.
Master's or Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences required. Must have a minimum of two years of laboratory experience, and training in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, or a related field. Prior experience working in a BSL3 lab is desirable. Must have strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and work effectively as part of a dynamic team to reach challenging milestones promptly. Must be willing to work in biosafety level 2 and 3 (BSL2 and BSL3) environments, including with mice.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans