Rockefeller University Research Support Specialist in New York, New York
Job Title Research Support Specialist
Laboratory / Department Transgenic Services
The Transgenic Services Laboratory provides a transgenic animal resource center for the university community. The rapid evolution of applied molecular genetics and the concurrent development of hundreds of transgenic animal models have opened exciting new opportunities in biomedical research. In order to anticipate the increasing and ever-changing needs of the scientific community in this field, the Transgenic Services Laboratory is committed to providing those services and resources necessary to adequately respond to the development of new research methodologies. Additionally, the laboratory will serve as a core facility to the university for the creation and maintenance of all transgenic animal models, the refinement and development of new transgenic techniques, as well as a training center for research personnel.
The Research Support Specialist will be responsible for microinjecting DNA constructs and CRISPR/Cas9 complex into mouse zygotes; microinjecting ES cells into mouse embryos of different stages of development using standard micro manipulating equipment and as well as piezoelectric manipulator PiezoXpert. Will be responsible for preparation of ES cells for microinjection; animal surgery performed at the microscale level, IVF and cryopreservation of mouse germplasm. Will be responsible for occasional molecular biological testing; prevention of growth and spread of bacterial colonies of Mycoplasma. The Research Support Specialist will work at The Rockefeller University, located at 1230 York Avenue, NY, NY 10065.
Master's degree in Genetic Engineering or a closely related field required. Must have a minimum of ten years of experience in the field of production of genetically modified animal models. Must have expertise in microinjecting DNA constructs and CRISPR/Cas9 complex into mouse zygotes; microinjecting ES cells into mouse embryos of different stages of development using standard micro manipulating equipment and as well as piezoelectric manipulator PiezoXper; cryopreservation of mouse germplasm; animal surgery performed at the microscale level; in vitro fertilization (IVF) in animals; and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
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