The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Assistant, Bacteriology to join Laboratory of Bacteriology. Our Laboratory studies the interactions between bacteria and their viruses and focuses on the bacterial adaptive immune system, CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats). The Research Assistant will study how bacteria use CRISPR-Cas systems to acquire immunological memories of viral infection. Responsibilities involve handling bacterial cultures, using molecular biology and genetic techniques (e.g., PCR, cloning), preparing DNA and RNA samples for Next-Generation Sequencing, and protein-nucleic acid biochemistry. Other responsibilities may be assigned based on personal interest and motivation.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in life-sciences preferred. Must have lab experience in either microbiology, biochemistry, and/or molecular biology. Excitement about biology and willingness to work both independently and as a part of a team necessary.
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: IRC24886
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.