Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Host-Pathogen Biology
Our lab has developed novel CRISPR-based tools for functional genomics in the globally important pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis . At Rockefeller, you will join a dynamic research team to investigate the mechanisms that enable this bacterium to cause disease and evade current antibiotics, with the long-term goal of developing new strategies to improve control of this pandemic.
The Research Assistant will conduct experiments central to the laboratory's research on tuberculosis. Projects will utilize genome-scale forward genetics, molecular genetics, and biochemistry to elucidate the mechanisms Mycobacterium tuberculosis uses to evade killing by the host and antibiotics. Responsibilities include molecular cloning, tissue culture, gene expression analysis, next generation sequencing, biochemistry, and work with cellular and animal models. The Research Assistant will serve as a primary point of contact between the laboratory and vendors, negotiate with vendors for the purchase, maintenance, and calibration of equipment, check supply levels and place orders, and prepare, store and distribute new supplies.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry preferred. Must have strong communication and organizational skills, a minimum of two years of laboratory experience, and training in microbiology, molecular biology, or a related field. Must have the ability to multi-task and work effectively as part of a dynamic team with the goal of reaching challenging milestones in a timely manner. May be willing to work in a biosafety level 3 (BSL3) environment of which all necessary training will be provided.