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Rockefeller University Animal Technician, Genetically Encoded Small Molecules in New York, New York

Job: IRC23950

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Job Title Animal Technician, Genetically Encoded Small Molecules

Laboratory / Department Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules

Department Description

Researchers in the Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules are working on projects related to the human microbiome, bacterial small molecules and host microbial interactions. The lab's research is focused on identifying bacterial genes, pathways and molecules that influence host-cellular functions and developing these host-microbial interactions into novel treatments for human disease. To this end we focus on three major areas of research: 1) high throughput screening of bacterial metabolites and genes to identify effector functions, 2) mouse models of inflammatory and metabolic diseases and 3) in vivo validation of bacterial metabolites and genes in human cohorts.

Detailed Description

The Animal Technician will perform mouse experiments pertaining to a variety of projects within the laboratory. The Laboratory aims to define the role of gastrointestinal microbiota in mammalian health. Many biochemical studies have progressed from in vitro systems to in vivo models, and the Animal Technician will keep up with the growing number of in vivo experiments. These experiments generally involve analytical assessment of animal health after exposure to either wild-type or genetically modified bacteria. This position can be full-time or part-time, depending on the preference of the candidate.

Job Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent and previous mouse experience required. Must be willing and able to work with mice. Candidates not familiar with all of the necessary techniques are encouraged to apply with the understanding that training will be provided at a later date.

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

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