Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York

Job Title Research Assistant

Laboratory / Department Molecular Genetics

Department Description

Our current research is focused on the genes and regulatory mechanisms that control body weight, leptins mechanism of action, and its relevance to the pathogenesis of obesity. Other studies seek to elucidate the mechanism by which a single molecule, leptin, can modulate a complex behavior, feeding. Finally, efforts to establish the genetic basis of human obesity on the Pacific Island of Kosrae are also under way.

Detailed Description

The Research Assistant will support experiments designed to elucidate the neurocircuitry underlying feeding and metabolism. The Research Assistant will assist postdocs with experiments using molecular biology tools, behavioral assays, and mouse colony maintenance/genotyping. Will be responsible for various general laboratory tasks such as buffer preparation and managing of lab supplies and stocks.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree required; educational emphasis in biology and/or neuroscience preferred. Experience in mouse handling and genetics, as well as molecular biology preferred. Must be willing to work with rodents. Must be highly organized, dependable, and interested in learning new information and acquiring new skills. Excellent written and oral communication required, as well as the ability to work as part of a team necessary. Must be facile in basic math skills and familiar with basic computer software such as Word and Excel.

Additional Details

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans