Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Cellular and Structural Biology
We study nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), which provide the only known sites for nucleocytoplasmic exchange. Using a variety of techniques and yeast as a model system, we are determining the composition and fine structure of the NPC and relating this to its sites of interactions and reactions with soluble nuclear transport factors. We are also examining associations between NPCs and other components of the nuclear periphery. We hope to gain a better understanding of the part the NPC plays in nuclear regulation and maintenance.
The Research Assistant will join a project focused on the functional and structural characterization of Nuclear Pore Complex components in the divergent eukaryote Trypanosoma brucei.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in biology, biochemistry, or molecular biology preferred. Must have laboratory experience and familiarity with basic molecular and cell biology techniques, and basic skills in manipulation of microorganisms. Prior experience with protein expression and purification a plus.