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Rockefeller University Research Assistant, Neurogenetics of Language in New York, New York

Job: IRC24683


Job Title Research Assistant, Neurogenetics of Language

Laboratory / Department Neurogenetics of Language

Department Description

Speech and language are quintessential human traits. Yet remarkably, humans share many behavioral, neuroanatomical, and genetic similarities with other distantly related vocal learning species, like songbirds and cetaceans. In the Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language, we are investigating the evolutionary, developmental, and functional origins of these similarities at the level of neural circuits using a variety of model organisms and experimental approaches.

Detailed Description

The Research Assistant will join a diverse and multidisciplinary laboratory to assist with various projects with the goal of better understanding how specific genes influence the formation of vocal learning-like circuits found across widely divergent species. The Research Assistant will be responsible for performing single cell sequencing for various projects in the lab.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in neurobiology, genetics, or a closely related discipline preferred. Must have the technical ability to troubleshoot experiments. Single cell sequencing experience a plus. Must be detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and creative.

Additional Details

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans