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

Job: IRC25819


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 perform mouse experiments on 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 responsibilities include keeping 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.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in science and previous mouse experience required. Must be willing and able to work with mice. Training will be provided as necessary.

Additional Details

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