Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Genetically Encoded Small Molecules
Natural products- or more generally, genetically encoded small molecules- play a wide variety of roles in biology and have proved useful in the development of small molecule therapeutic agents. Dr. Brady's research centers on the discovery, biosynthesis and characterization of new, genetically encoded small molecules from microbial sources, with a special focus on those produced by uncultured soil bacteria and pathogenic bacteria. He is also interested in developing molecular tools that can be used to observe small molecules in vivo.
The Research Assistant will carry out experiments in the fields of microbiology, analytical chemistry, and molecular biology. Specifically, the project will revolve around the study of bacteria isolated from the human gastrointestinal tract and the small molecules they produce.
Bachelor's degree in science required. Basic molecular biology and chemistry knowledge preferred. No substantial pre-existing knowledge is required as long as the applicant is willing to learn and passionate about science.