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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Research Assistant in New York, New York

Employer Name: The Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Assistant to join Neurotechnology and Biophysics. Working as part of a small team on the development of advanced neuroimaging technologies, the Research Assistant will contribute to the application of molecular tools in animal models. Will support the application of the lab's imaging technologies to rodents by conducting cranial window surgery, viral delivery of constructs, molecular biology and animal behavior, mouse colony management, and performing optical microscopy. #INDRE Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in neuroscience or molecular biology preferred. Must be highly motivated and have basic knowledge of rodent neuroanatomy and previous lab experience with rodents including cranial window surgery, and work with viral delivery of constructs. Basic knowledge and hands-on experience with molecular biology work including cloning, plasmid design, and sequencing highly desirable. Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to manage multiple tasks and projects. Previous experience with rodent behavior or managing a colony preferred. Experience with one or more types of optical microscopy is preferred. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, self-motivation, enthusiasm for research, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team. We offer an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement and a competitive salary. The Rockefeller University is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, on a 15-acre campus, along the East River ( www.rockefeller.edu/views.php ). The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. Click here to apply directly using The Rockefeller University website.