Rockefeller University Research Assistant | Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology in New York, New York
The Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, led by Dr. Vincent A. Fischetti, exploits products derived from bacteria-killing viruses (or phages) to develop antibiotic alternatives for treating and preventing bacterial infections. This strategy identified bacteria-killing enzymes called lysins, with the ability to rapidly kill disease bacteria from a variety of species. One of many such lysins has achieved successful outcomes in the second of three human clinical trial phases, becoming the first antibiotic alternative to attain this goal.
As inventors of lysin therapeutics, our lab works on the development and engineering of phage lysins to control human pathogens. The Research Assistant will participate in research and assist senior laboratory staff on various projects spanning from lysin discovery and engineering to mouse models of efficacy.
Essential job functions:
Work/collaborate closely with other lab members
Perform experiments independently following directions with attention to detail
Consolidate instructions into organized written protocols
Take detailed lab notes, record, and organize experimental results
Maintaining a clean and organized workspace
Help with housekeeping tasks to keep the laboratory in good order
Ability to follow directions accurately
Ability to perform experiments independently
Ability to observe and record experiments/research and report accurately
Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
Experience in basic microbiology, protein chemistry, molecular biology, protein purification is preferred.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans
Compensation Range: Min
Compensation Range: Max
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Position Type Regular Full-Time