Rockefeller University Laboratory Technician in New York, New York

Job Title Laboratory Technician

Laboratory / Department Mucosal Immunology

Department Description

Our lab is interested in understanding how the immune system is able to respond to pathogens without jeopardizing its tolerance to innocuous substances, a critical balance that allows us to fend off infectious disease without inflicting damage on our own tissues. We are particularly interested in examining the workings of this process in the intestine, where it is complicated by persistent exposure to a wide variety of antigens from food as well as a flourishing ecosystem of both helpful and harmful bacteria. This work has the potential to further our understanding of autoimmune conditions such as allergies and asthma, and also to suggest new ways in which immune cells could be harnessed to neutralize pathogenic viruses and bacteria.

Detailed Description

The Laboratory Technician will work on projects focused on intestinal immunity. Responsibilities include mouse genotyping (ear punching, submandibular bleeding, PCR, flow cytometry), help with the maintenance of the germ-free mouse colony with mice kept in isolators, and helping with laboratory experiments.

Job Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent required. Previous experience handling mice, performing PCR, and flow cytometry strongly desired. Must be comfortable working with mice.

Additional Details

Must be able to lift supplies that sometimes weigh up to 30 pounds.

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