New York University College of Dentistry is seeking a full-time Junior Research Scientist (research assistant) within the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology. The Junior Research Scientist will work on projects investigating molecular genetic mechanisms behind embryonic development and birth defects. The incumbent will assist the principal investigator’s research by performing basic molecular biology and cell biology tasks such as PCR and gel electrophoresis, DNA/RNA extraction, and cell culture. In this role, the Junior Research Scientist will also learn techniques using frogs and mice as model systems for research, such as dissection and tissue staining.
Qualified applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Biology. The candidate should have experience of working in a laboratory, and proficiency in molecular biology techniques and cell culture is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
NYU offers excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and names with contact information of three references.
About New York University College of Dentistry
Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.