Rockefeller University Research Support Associate in New York, New York

Job Title Research Support Associate

Laboratory / Department Vertebrate Genome Laboratory

Department Description

Our Vertebrate Genome Laboratory conducts research and services for individual and large vertebrate genome projects, including the G10K project to sequence 10,000 vertebrate genomes and the B10K project for all 10,500 bird species on the planet, and eventually all 66,000 vertebrate species. https://genome10k.soe.ucsc.edu and http://b10k.genomics.cn

Detailed Description

The Research Support Associate will assist in the daily operation of a Next-Generation Sequencing laboratory. Responsibilities include preparing and processing samples submitted by collaborators and users for various types of DNA sequencing, managing laboratory inventory, maintaining equipment, and ensuring laboratory compliance. Training will be provided for the use of instrumentation in the lab with the object of operation and maintenance of the instruments in an independent manner.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in biology, chemistry, or other life science related field preferred. Previous laboratory experience and an interest in genomics is necessary. Experience with DNA and RNA sample preparation and isolation from one of the leading Next-Generation Sequencing technologies (Illumina, Pacific Biosciences, Oxford Nanopore) strongly preferred. Excellent lab and time management skills, strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills necessary. Successful multitasking and prioritizing abilities, strong attention to detail, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to work under pressure is required.

Additional Details

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