The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Assistant, Neurophysiology and Behavior to join Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior. The Research Assistant will be responsible for designing and developing genetic reagents in non-model Drosophila species via PiggyBac transposase, PhiC31 integrase and CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering. Will work as part of a dynamic team studying neural circuits that generate innate and learned behaviors. Responsibilities will include designing and constructing targeting vectors, screening transformants by fluorescent markers, genotyping, and basic drosophila husbandry. Additional responsibilities may include immunohistochemistry and characterization of generated lines in behavioral assays.
Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, genetics or closely related discipline required. Extensive experience in molecular biology including DNA extraction, PCR, cloning (restriction enzyme, Gibson assembly, Gateway), and in vitro RNA transcription highly preferred. Working knowledge and experience with CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing preferred. Previous experience in drosophila genetics, genetic transformation and husbandry a plus. Must be detail-oriented and possess the technical ability to troubleshoot experiments.
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: IRC23562
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.