Rockefeller University Research Specialist in New York, New York
Job Title Research Specialist
Laboratory / Department Laboratory of Single-Cell Genomics and Population Dynamics
The Laboratory of Single-cell Genomics and Population Dynamics investigates how a cell population maintains homeostasis at whole-organism scale and how it is disrupted in cancer and aging-related disorders. Our primary approach is to develop state-of-the-art genomic techniques to profile and perturb cell dynamics at single-cell resolution. Our long-term goal is to leverage this knowledge to develop cell-type-specific engineering tools that enhance cell population robustness or restore cell population homeostasis in response to cancer and aging-related disorders.
The responsibilities of the research specialist include mouse colony maintenance, including assessment of status and health of laboratory animal colonies through weekly maintenance; performing surgical procedures on mice along with administering chemicals; genotyping, euthanasia, dissection, and collection of tissue samples for further analysis; and maintenance of all documentation and records for the animal colony. Will perform imaging validation, including preparing frozen sections utilizing a cryostat; examining markers through fluorescent microscopy; performing routine procedures such as immunohistochemistry and fluorescent in situ hybridization on the mouse and human tissue (e.g., frozen and fixed tissues). Will also manage maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment, and maintain reagents and supply inventory following department procedures.
Bachelor's degree in science required. Must have experience working with mice and with pathology. Must have a minimum of one year of experience with mouse colony management, genotyping, and experiments, working knowledge of basic procedures involved in immunohistochemistry and mammalian tissue pathology, and excellent organizational and communication skills. Must be highly motivated and can work in a team environment.
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