The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Assistant to join Host-Pathogen Biology. The Research Assistant will conduct experiments central to the laboratory's research on tuberculosis. Projects will utilize genome-scale forward genetics, molecular genetics, and biochemistry to elucidate the mechanisms Mycobacterium tuberculosis uses to evade killing by the host and antibiotics. Responsibilities include molecular cloning, tissue culture, gene expression analysis, next generation sequencing, biochemistry, and work with cellular and animal models. The Research Assistant will serve as a primary point of contact between the laboratory and vendors, negotiate with vendors for the purchase, maintenance, and calibration of equipment, check supply levels and place orders, and prepare, store and distribute new supplies.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry preferred. Must have strong communication and organizational skills, a minimum of two years of laboratory experience, and training in microbiology, molecular biology, or a related field. Must have the ability to multi-task and work effectively as part of a dynamic team with the goal of reaching challenging milestones in a timely manner. Must be willing to work in a biosafety level 3 (BSL3) environment of which all necessary training will be provided.
We offer an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement and a competitive salary. The Rockefeller University is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, on a 15-acre campus, along the East River (www.rockefeller.edu/views.php).
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.
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Internal Number: IRC22401
About The Rockefeller University
The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics. The university's 72 laboratories conduct both clinical and basic research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity.