Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Genetically Encoded Small Molecules
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.
The Research Assistant will work closely with graduate students and post-doctoral associates in the planning, data collection and data analysis for multi-faceted translational studies. Will conduct experiments using advanced research techniques specific to the research project (molecular biology, biochemistry or a related field). Will analyze and assist in interpreting moderately complex results, maintain meticulous lab records, and develop and trouble-shoot new research experiments and techniques. The Research Assistant will assist in the collection, analysis and review of experimental data for publication and presentation, assist with inventory and ordering supplies, and ensure equipment is in working order. Will perform other related duties such as laboratory management.
Bachelor's degree in science required; Master's degree and educational emphasis in physical sciences, biological sciences, or related field preferred. Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience with lab work and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel. Familiarity with statistical programs and/or computer programming is desirable. Excellent written and verbal communication skills necessary. Previous experience with cell culture and mouse immunology highly desired.