The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Assistant, Molecular Biology to join Laboratory of Molecular Biology. The Research Assistant will work on a project to identify novel strategies to delay the onset and/or slow progression of Huntington's disease. Responsibilities include preparing human brain samples from donor tissue and using established profiling assays such as ATAC-Seq, bisulfite-Seq, and Ox-bisulfite-Seq to elucidate the epigenetic properties of the DNA. Responsibilities include subcellular fractionation, isolation of cell components with antibodies or DNA probes (via FACS), RNA extraction, cDNA preparation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and library preparation. Additional responsibilities include preparing genetic material for BeadChip methylation assays and trinucleotide repeat sizing.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in neuroscience or biology preferred. Previous experience with RNA isolation and in situ hybridization is a plus. Familiarity with established profiling assays such as ATAC-Seq, bisulfite-Seq, and Ox-bisulfite-Seq to elucidate the epigenetic properties of the DNA is a plus. Must have computer skills and familiarity with NCBI database tools. Must be organized, have excellent communication skills, and keep clear accurate records.
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: IRC26383
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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.