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Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York

Job: IRC26790


Job Title Research Assistant

Laboratory / Department Sensory Neuroscience

Department Description

The majority of the hearing-impaired suffer from sensorineural hearing loss, which results from damage to the sensory hair cells of the inner ear. The human cochlea contains about 16,000 of these cells, which do not regenerate after damage. In an effort to prevent or reverse deafness, our lab is working to better understand the normal hearing process, the causes of hearing deterioration, and possible means to regenerate hair cells.

Detailed Description

The Research Assistant will be responsible for monitoring water quality, tank cleaning, food preparation, feeding, routine facility maintenance, and upkeep and maintenance of zebrafish stocks conducting breeding, genotyping, and screening mutant and transgenic lines. The Research Assistant will have the opportunity to participate in experiments and have potential publication credit. Must be able to work at least 30 hours per week, depending on Laboratory needs. A potential full-time position may be offered to a suitable individual who can assist with other procedures in biochemistry, molecular biology, image processing, or other relevant fields.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in biology or related preferred. Must be able to work at least 30 hours per week. Prior experience with zebrafish husbandry or similar aquaculture experience, interest in biology, animal husbandry, animal behavior, or related field knowledge necessary. Must have experience with molecular biology (PCR) and/or microscopy for screening stocks.

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