The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Assistant to join Neuroendocrinology. The Research Assistant will be involved in the study of sex differences in stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders. Will acquire experience working with transgenic BDNF Val66Met mice, an animal model carrying a human single nucleotide polymorphism associated with genetic susceptibility to psychiatric disorders. In particular, the Research Assistant will contribute towards a project designed to elucidate the effects of stress and ovarian hormones on behavior and neuroarchitecture in mice, as well as whole-genome analysis. Responsibilities include husbandry and maintenance of a colony of transgenic mice, performing behavioral tests and analysis, analyzing neuronal architecture via Golgi staining, performing RT-qPCR, immunocytochemistry, Western blots, ELISA, and in-situ hybridization, and bioinformatics and whole-genome sequencing.
Bachelor's degree in science required. Must be highly motivated, possess a strong interest in behavioral neuroscience, and be comfortable working with rodents. Familiarity with biochemistry and molecular biology techniques necessary.
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: IRC22706
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.