Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Mammalian Cell Biology and Development
Our laboratory begins with molecular mechanisms, and we work our way to the genetic bases of human diseases that are caused by defects in the proteins we study. We have repeatedly used this reverse genetic approach to successfully elucidate the genetic bases of a variety of human and mouse disorders, ranging from blistering skin disorders and skin tumors/cancers, to a rare form of muscle degeneration and a sensory neurological disorder.
The Research Assistant will work as a part of a highly talented team of molecular, cell, and developmental biologists seeking an understanding of the properties of adult skin stem cells and how aberrations in their biology can lead to skin disorders, including cancers. The Research Assistant will be responsible for designing novel DNA constructs for genetic engineering in primary stem cells or in mice, designing and optimizing of reporter constructs and primers for genotyping, performing CRISPR/Cas9 cloning, and testing mouse founder lines for proper gene expression. Depending on a candidates' science and experience, will have the opportunity to be involved in related research projects.
Bachelor's degree in science required. Must have strong molecular biology skills in designing and making DNA constructs and a minimum of 2 years of strong research experience working in undergrad or postbac labs. Experience with CRISPR.Cas9 technology and tissue culture a plus. Must be a fast learner and quick to transition to independence. Must thrive in a fast-paced research lab and interact well with a dynamic group of postdoctoral researchers and students.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans