Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
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.
The Research Assistant will work as part of a synthetic and bioorganic chemistry group at the interface of chemistry and biology. The Research Assistant will assist the Primary Investigator (PI) and investigators by performing synthesis, isolation, and analysis of compounds as well as in vitro and in vivo analysis of synthetic compounds.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in chemistry or biochemistry preferred. Must have prior experience performing complex synthetic organic reactions, and isolating and characterizing compounds. Experience performing drug screening and in vitro studies necessary.
Job Title: Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
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