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Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York

Job: IRC27884


Job Title Research Assistant

Laboratory / Department Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules

Department Description

Researchers in the Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules are working on projects related to the human microbiome, bacterial small molecules and host microbial interactions. The lab's research is focused on identifying bacterial genes, pathways and molecules that influence host-cellular functions and developing these host-microbial interactions into novel treatments for human disease. To this end we focus on three major areas of research: 1) high throughput screening of bacterial metabolites and genes to identify effector functions, 2) mouse models of inflammatory and metabolic diseases and 3) in vivo validation of bacterial metabolites and genes in human cohorts.

Detailed Description

The Research Assistant will join members of the laboratory using methods from molecular biology, organic chemistry, and microbiology to access bioactive natural products and their respective biosynthetic gene clusters from the soil metagenomes. Will be responsible for using a range of techniques, including molecular biology, tissue culture, and chemistry.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in science required; Master's degree and educational emphasis in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, or a related field preferred. Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently as necessary.

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