Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
The Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology uses high throughput sequencing and other techniques to investigate the proteins that regulate RNA and thereby affect gene expression. Our interest in this system originated from a study of naturally occurring tumor immunity associated with a group of rare brain disorders, and has since expanded to neuron-specific RNA-binding proteins in the mammalian brain, and more generally to functional genomics and human disease.
Working closely with a lead neuroscientist and postdoctoral fellows, the Research Assistant will contribute to projects focused on elucidating the molecular pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease with a focus on small RNAs. The Research Assistant will utilize molecular biology techniques, including high throughput sequencing by L-cross linking immunoprecipitation (HITS-CLIP), quantitative PCR, Western blot, and gene editing in cell cultures using CRISPR-CAS.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in molecular biology preferred. Prior experience with cell culture and working with RNA and/or proteins, such as Western blots and immunoprecipitation experiments, preferred. Must be highly motivated.
Job Title: Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department: Molecular Neuro-oncology
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