The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Specialist, Host-Pathogen Biology to join Host-Pathogen Biology. Under general direction from the laboratory head, the Research Specialist will perform both research and lab administration responsibilities. The Research Specialist will conduct experiments across multiple projects central to the laboratory's research on tuberculosis. Projects will utilize genome-scale forward genetics and molecular biology to elucidate the mechanisms Mycobacterium tuberculosis uses to survive antibiotic therapy and to persist in the host. Research responsibilities include molecular cloning, tissue culture, gene expression analysis, next-generation sequencing, and working with cellular and animal models. Laboratory administration and management responsibilities include maintaining laboratory databases, procedures, and protocols; and serving as a primary point of contact between the laboratory and vendors, the University, IACUC, and EHS. The Research Specialist will ensure that laboratory members comply with all laboratory rules and regulations, and provide training when necessary, including in BSL2 and BSL3 practices. Will negotiate with vendors for the purchase, maintenance, and calibration of equipment, check supply levels, place orders, and store and distribute new supplies.
Master's or Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences required. Must have a minimum of two years of laboratory experience, and training in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, or a related field. Prior experience working in a BSL3 lab is desirable. Must have strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and work effectively as part of a dynamic team to reach challenging milestones promptly. Must be willing to work in biosafety levels 2 and 3 (BSL2 and BSL3) environments, including with mice.
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.
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About The Rockefeller University
The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics. The university's 72 laboratories conduct both clinical and basic research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity.