Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics
RNA, the blueprint for proteins, is made in all cells by a complex molecular machine, the DNA-dependent RNA polymerase. The lab's research explores the mechanism and regulation of transcription by determining the three-dimensional structures of RNA polymerase and other associated proteins. These proteins are conserved from bacteria to humans, making the simpler bacterial version an excellent model for understanding how transcription and, by extension, gene expression are controlled.
The Research Assistant will execute scientific experiments under the guidance of senior scientists as well as help maintain laboratory functions such as making general solutions or calibrating equipment. Responsibilities include experiments involving cloning, DNA/RNA purification, protein purification and expression, and learning cryo-electron microscopy.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or general chemistry. Must have basic chemistry and microbiology laboratory techniques, as well as experience in cloning. Experience in over-expressing and purifying proteins preferred. Must be able to use general laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, pH meters, pipettes, and gel electrophoresis.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans