Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York

Job Title Research Assistant

Laboratory / Department Laboratory of Morphogenesis

Department Description

We study the emergence of biological form, or morphogenesis, using the chicken embryo as a model system. The lab takes an integrative view of morphogenesis, combining standard molecular approaches with novel physical perspectives. By uncovering the design principles at play during embryonic morphogenesis, the lab hopes to contribute to the tool-kit of strategies for regenerative biology, tissue engineering, or stem cell therapy. More information can be found on our lab website at: https://www.rockefeller.edu/our-scientists/heads-of-laboratories/6619-amy-e-shyer/.

Detailed Description

The Research Assistant will assist with the start-up of a laboratory that explores how organs and tissues in their body acquire their form and fate. Will work directly with the lab head to set up critical operational aspects of the lab (e.g. setting up microscopes, establishing tissue dissection stations, maintaining tissue culture). As core operations become established, the Research Assistant's role will expand to performing experiments involving tissue harvesting and dissection, histology, and microscopy, with the opportunity for independent projects. Will frequently collaborate with graduate students and senior scientists in the lab. This role will have a significant impact on the long-term design and culture of the laboratory and responsibilities will evolve over time.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in science required. Must have excellent organization and interpersonal skills with strong attention to detail. Must have some experience in molecular biology, tissue culture, or embryology and be driven by scientific curiosity.

Additional Details

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