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Rockefeller University Research Assistant, Genetically Encoded Small Molecules in New York, New York

Job: IRC25268


Job Title Research Assistant, Genetically Encoded Small Molecules

Laboratory / Department 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 Research Assistant will contribute to projects using genetically engineered bacteria to study the physiological role of bacterial-produced molecules in the gastrointestinal tract (i.e., gut microbiome). Will be trained to perform downstream analysis of biological samples collected from mice using mass spectrometry and transcriptomics.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in science required. Previous experience working with mouse models and preparing tissue for histology preferred. Must be comfortable with frequent animal handling and techniques including, but not limited to, oral gavage, intraperitoneal injection, in vivo imaging, cardiac puncture, and necropsy. Must have an excellent work ethic, a passion for scientific research, and the ability to work autonomously and efficiently.

Additional Details

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