Rockefeller University Research Assistant, Chemistry and Cell Biology in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant, Chemistry and Cell Biology
Laboratory / Department Chemistry and Cell Biology
We study molecular mechanisms required for the stable propagation of our genomes with the goal of developing new therapies to treat cancer. Errors in cell division have been linked to diseases and developmental defects in humans. We combine the discovery and use of chemical probes, synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics and quantitative cell biology to answer long-standing questions relating to cell division. Studying cell division also provides us an opportunity to develop new approaches for the analysis of other complex cellular mechanisms
Supervised by a senior scientist, the Research Assistant will work on a team project focusing on chemical biology using chemical synthesis, cell culture, protein purification, and various biochemical assays. Will learn and be responsible for cell culture, including generating, organizing, and managing several different cell lines, and performing molecular biology techniques, including preparation of recombinant DNA and multi-step cloning to generate constructs. Responsibilities will also include ordering and distributing research supplies and maintaining inventories.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry preferred. Previous laboratory experience in cell culture and molecular biology preferred. Must have the ability to work effectively as part of a dynamic team to reach challenging milestones promptly, as well as the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans