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Rockefeller University Research Support Assistant, Transgenic Services in New York, New York

Job: IRC24030


Job Title Research Support Assistant, Transgenic Services

Laboratory / Department Laboratory of Transgenic Services

Department Description

The Transgenic Services Laboratory provides a transgenic animal resource center for the university community. The rapid evolution of applied molecular genetics and the concurrent development of hundreds of transgenic animal models have opened exciting new opportunities in biomedical research. In order to anticipate the increasing and ever-changing needs of the scientific community in this field, the Transgenic Services Laboratory is committed to providing those services and resources necessary to adequately respond to the development of new research methodologies. Additionally, the laboratory will serve as a core facility to the university for the creation and maintenance of all transgenic animal models, the refinement and development of new transgenic techniques, as well as a training center for research personnel.

Detailed Description

The Research Support Assistant will help with managing transgenic mouse lines, which consists of breeding and genotyping. Responsibilities include using mouse colony management software to keep record of the colony, dissections, preparing tissue for analysis, managing tissues sample inventory, and coordinating sample shipments. The Research Support Assistant will perform imaging experiments using fluorescent microscopes, fluorescent based immunohistochemistry, and general lab management. This is a full-time position for 1.5 years.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree and educational emphasis in biology or biotechnology preferred. Must have research experience in molecular biology and animal handling. Dissection ability a must. Knowledge of brain anatomy and project management skills strongly preferred. Familiarity with web-based applications such as Microsoft Office and data analysis software (e.g., GraphPad, PRISM) necessary. Must have excellent organization and communication skills, strong time management skills, and the ability to keep detailed records - the ability to learn new skills in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities necessary.

Additional Details

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