Rockefeller University Research Support Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Support Assistant
Employment Status Full Time
Laboratory / Department Electron Microscopy Resource Center
The Electron Microscopy Resource Center (EMRC) is one of the University's scientific core facilities, providing expert electron microscopy services and training to researchers at The Rockefeller University and neighboring institutions. The EMRC provides state of the art electron microscopy support for analysis of a wide variety of biological samples, including virus, bacteria, insects, animal tissue as well as cultured cell and isolated cellular components for structural analyses or immuno-electron microscopy. The EMRC is equipped with two TEMs and one SEM as well as a high pressure freezing and a free substitution unit.
The Research Support Assistant will support the Electron Microscopy Resource Center's (EMRC) daily operations including bench work, sample preparation for transmission and scanning electron microscopy, and maintenance of the center. Will be responsible for conventional sample preparation including processing samples, cutting ultrathin sections, data collection, ordering and receiving supplies, managing chemical waste compliance, and administrative support for office duties.
Bachelor's degree in science required. Educational emphasis in biology, cell biology, bioengineering or a related field preferred. Must have strong communication skills, ability to work as part of a team, and flexibility to interact with a diverse group of researchers. Must be detail-oriented, focused, highly motivated, and able to work in a team atmosphere for general lab duties, as well as a mentored atmosphere for wide variety research projects. EM hands on experience preferred, but not required. Competency in use of computers, including functional command of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Photoshop, a plus.