Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York

Job Title Research Assistant

Laboratory / Department Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

Department Description

The Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience studies the molecular defects responsible for neurological and psychiatric disorders including Alzheimer's disease, major depressive disorder, Parkinson's disease, and obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as the molecular mechanisms by which neuro- and psychoactive drugs produce their pharmacological actions in these disorders. Research from the laboratory has demonstrated that most neurotransmitters and neuromodulators achieve their actions and interactions on post-synaptic neurons through a process called "slow synaptic transmission." This process involves activation of highly complex signal transduction cascades. For the last 10 years, the group has applied this knowledge and developed a state-of-the-art methodologies (eg. BacTRAP), to the study of the molecular pathways behind various neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Detailed Description

Working as part of the synthetic and bioorganic chemistry group within the lab, the Research Assistant will assist the Research Associate Professor by performing synthesis, isolation, and in vitro and in vivo analysis of synthetic compounds.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in chemistry or biochemistry preferred. Must have experience performing complex synthetic organic reactions, as well as isolating and characterizing compounds. Must have experience performing drug screening and in vitro studies.

Additional Details

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