The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Assistant, Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics to join Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics. The Research Assistant will contribute directly to work by a physician scientist who specializes in medical oncology. This work will focus on understanding the fundamental epigenetic mechanisms of cancer-associated mutations. Projects may also involve preclinical drug development of anticancer therapeutics. Responsibilities include recording data, analyzing results, performing experiments with cell in tissue culture, and maintaining inventory of frozen cell stocks. Will practice research techniques focused on cell culture, generation of cell lines harboring tumor-derived mutations, cell-based chromatin assays (eg. ChIP, DNA methylation and/or produce next-generation sequencing libraries), measurements of small molecule activity, and cellular differentiation assays.
Bachelor's degree in science required; Master's degree in biology or other life science preferred. Previous experience with cell culture, molecular biology and biochemical techniques preferred. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be self-motivated, inquisitive, ambitious, and comfortable working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
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: IRC24910
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.