Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Cellular and Structural Biology
We study nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), which provide the only known sites for nucleocytoplasmic exchange. Using a variety of techniques and yeast as a model system, we are determining the composition and fine structure of the NPC and relating this to its sites of interactions and reactions with soluble nuclear transport factors. We are also examining associations between NPCs and other components of the nuclear periphery. We hope to gain a better understanding of the part the NPC plays in nuclear regulation and maintenance.
The Research Assistant will be involved in two projects that revolve around the Nuclear Pore Complex and its functions. Will be involved with functional characterization of the mRNA export in the divergent eukaryote Trypanosoma brucei and delimiting the role of the human Nuclear Pore Complex in communication between the nucleus and the mitochondrion.
Bachelor's degree required; emphasis in Biology, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology preferred. Experience in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology basic laboratory work a must. Basic skills in manipulation of microorganisms, experience in protein expression and purification a plus.
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