The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Assistant to join Laboratory of Molecular Biology. The ultimate goal of this project is to identify novel strategies to delay onset and/or slow progression of Huntingdon's disease. The Research Assistant will be responsible for the preparation of human brain samples for next generation sequencing. Responsibilities include subcellular fractionation, isolation of cell components with antibodies or DNA probes (via FACs), RNA extraction, cDNA preparation, PCR, gel electrophoresis and library preparation. Will also receive samples for sequencing as well as completion of trinucleotide repeat sizing assays.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in neuroscience or biology preferred. Previous experience with RNA isolation and in situ hybridization is a plus. Must have computer skills and familiarity with NCBI database tools. Must be organized, have good communication skills and keep clear accurate records.
We offer an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement and a competitive salary. The Rockefeller University is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, on a 15-acre campus, along the East River (www.rockefeller.edu/views.php).
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.
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Internal Number: IRC22134
About The Rockefeller University
The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics. The university's 72 laboratories conduct both clinical and basic research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity.