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Rockefeller University Research Assistant (Salary Range: $46K-$50K) in New York, New York

Job: IRC28782


Job Title Research Assistant (Salary Range: $46K-$50K)

Laboratory / Department Genetics

Department Description

We explore the activities of certain genes that control circadian (daily) rhythms in Drosophila. Interactions among these genes, and their proteins, set up a network of molecular oscillations within single cells. These oscillations are autonomously generated in most tissues, and establish overt rhythms in the fly's physiology and behavior. This mechanism is conserved within the animal kingdom. So much so that 'clock' genes originally detected in the fruitfly regulate patterns of sleep and other rhythms in humans. We also study neural development, especially action of the neurogenic genes of Drosophila. These determine some of the earliest cell fates in the developing embryo.

Detailed Description

The Research Assistant will work closely with other members of the laboratory on projects exploring the physiological importance of circadian rhythms, sleep and aging in Drosophila on a molecular, cellular and organismal level. They will assist in fly husbandry, microinjections, tissue dissections and behavioral analyses as well as DNA/RNA analysis, molecular cloning, western blot analysis, and immunocytochemistry. They will produce and analyze data, think critically, get exposure to primary literature and communicate their research findings. The targeted salary is $46,000 to $50,000.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree required. Ideally the Research Assistant should have a working familiarity with Drosophila, immunocytochemistry, and molecular biology methods.

Additional Details

This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.

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