Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
The Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology is focused on dissecting the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the generation of antibody specificity and the translation of that specificity into cellular responses. Our work seeks to identify the genetic components that initiate B cell activation upon antigenic challenge, the controls that maintain tolerance both centrally and in the periphery, and the mechanisms that govern the coupling of antibody specificity to effector cell response.
The main focus of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology is the study of the function of antibodies in health and disease, exploring the mechanisms by which antibodies mediate effector activities. The Research Assistant will contribute to the laboratory's research on evaluating the activity of antibodies during viral infections, working on multiple projects that aim to understand how antibodies confer immunity and/or contribute to disease pathogenesis. Will be performing basic molecular biology techniques, including PCR, molecular cloning, and recombinant protein expression and purification, as well as assist in immunological analyses (ELISA, flow cytometry) and experiments in mouse strains.
Bachelor's degree in science required; education emphasis in immunology and/or virology preferred. Must be proficient in basic molecular biology techniques and cell culture. Experience in mouse handling, colony maintenance, and multicolor flow cytometry is preferred, but training will be provided if necessary.
Job Title: Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department: Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology
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