The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Assistant to join Systems Cancer Biology. The Research Assistant will work as part of a team in identifying and characterizing genes that regulate cancer metastasis and developing anti-metastatic therapeutics. Responsibilities include basic cloning, transfection of cancer cells, microscopy, RNA/DNA extractions, protein purification, manipulation of mammalian cells using shRNAs and CRISPR, quantification of mRNA levels using qRT-PCR, Western blots, immunohistochemistry, and patient tissue processing. Will conduct metastasis experiments in mice. Will also be responsible for basic lab maintenance duties, including purchasing supplies, serving as the point of contact between the lab and vendors/manufacturers, and cleaning and organizing general lab space.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in chemistry or biology preferred. Experience with plasmid-preps, transfections, basic cloning, mammalian cell culture, and working with mice preferred. Must have a strong interest in working with scientists towards scientific publications, as well as a strong interest in future graduate or medical school study or MD-PhD training. Ambition, enthusiasm, curiosity, ability to work in a team, and strong commitment are essential. Must be comfortable working and communicating in large and small groups. Must be very organized and able to handle multiple tasks at once. An ability and motivation to anticipate and execute beyond given tasks is highly desirable.
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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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.