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Rockefeller University Research Support Specialist in New York, New York

Job: IRC23416


Job Title Research Support Specialist

Laboratory / Department High Throughput Screening Resource Center

Department Description

High Throughput Screening (HTS) is an important step in the discovery of new medicines and involves the miniaturization and automation of bioassays so that millions of compounds can be tested. The High Throughput and Spectroscopy Resource Center (HTSRC) supports the faculty and students in improving the efficiency of their bioassays, identifying compounds and genetic modulators of function, and in utilizing core technologies typically applied to analysis of molecular recognition.

Detailed Description

The Research Support Specialist will be responsible for developing and conducting biochemical assays, cell-based and biophysical assays, and high throughput screens .Will train technicians, graduate students, and post-docs in the technical implementation of tool and drug discovery projects, design of HTS experiments, and use of instruments. The Research Support Specialist will evaluate new technologies and approaches for HTS and spectroscopy, as well as contribute to the writing of scientific manuscripts and composition of methods, figures and figure legends for published materials. Responsibilities will also include maintaining and independently troubleshooting equipment, including microplate readers, high-throughput microscopes, spectroscopic instruments, and automated liquid dispensers

Job Requirements

Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, or a related field required. Must have previous experience operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining quality control for automated pipetting workstations, automated storage systems, and microplate readers. Must have previous experience formatting compound plates for single point concentrations and concentration-response experiments, as well as developing high throughput screening assays involving a wide variety of fluorescent and cell-based modalities. Must be skilled in data organization, analysis, entry and interpretation.

Additional Details

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