The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Assistant, Neurogenetics of Language to join Neurogenetics of Language. The Research Assistant will join a diverse and multidisciplinary laboratory to assist with various projects investigating the formation of vocal learning-like neural circuits in genetically engineered mice. The overall goal of this project is to understand better how specific genes influence the formation of vocal learning-like circuits that are found across widely divergent species. Responsibilities include gene engineering, genotyping using PCR, animal behavior studies (observational or training), and mouse husbandry. The Research Assistant will perform histology techniques, including cryosectioning, immunostaining, and imaging.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in neurobiology, genetics, or a closely related discipline preferred. Must be willing to work with small animals and have the technical ability to troubleshoot experiments. Neurophysiology experience required; exposure with coding strongly preferred. Surgical and molecular biology experience a plus. Must be detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and creative.
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: IRC24683
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.