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

Job: IRC28823


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

Laboratory / Department Liu Laboratory

Department Description

Detailed Description

The Laboratory of Nanoscale Biophysics and Biochemistry is seeking a highly motivated individual to help work on ongoing projects in the lab, investigating mechanistic questions at the forefront of chromatin biology using quantitative biophysical and biochemical approaches. Specifically, this project seeks to understand how chromatin-binding proteins target specific epigenetic marks (such as DNA methylation and histone modifications) to mediate proper chromatin structure and function, and to uncover the molecular underpinnings of disease mutations that cause cancer and neurological disorders. The Research Assistant will work closely with a graduate student mentor and learn molecular cloning, recombinant protein purification, and fluorescent labeling for biophysical assays. Ultimately, the individual will help create a library of mutant proteins and learn to test them in single-molecule experiments. The targeted salary is $46,000 to $50,000.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, biophysics, or related subjects preferred. Individuals hired will learn specific wet lab and experimental skills relevant to the project, and thus we are mainly seeking individuals who are self-motivated, disciplined, positive, and maintain a high level of time management and organizational skills. Most importantly, we are looking for individuals who work well in a group and support the lab as a team. This position is ideal for individuals looking to gain research experience in biochemistry, chemical biology, and/or biophysics within a productive and warm lab environment. We are committed to providing individualized mentorship for each mentee, including tailored skill development and close support for their next career step (e.g., applying to graduate or medical school). Individuals from underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

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