The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Specialist (Salary Range: $68K- $75K) to join Neurophysiology and Behavior. The Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior is seeking an experienced biochemist that will work as part of a small team to carry out structure-function studies of olfactory receptors. The work will include designing and engineering expression vectors, receptor purification, and functional and structural characterization of their odorant tuning. To learn more about our group's work, please see our recent publication in which we provide insight into the structural basis of promiscuous odorant recognition.
Bachelor's degree in science required; Master's degree and educational emphasis in biochemistry, structural biology, pharmacology, or a closely related field preferred. Must have a comprehensive understanding of protein chemistry and biochemistry methodologies, the ability to perform complex experiments with high reliability and accuracy with minimal supervision, and excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills. Must be detail-oriented, self-driven, and possess the experience and know-how to troubleshoot experimental challenges. Experience with PCR, cloning, mammalian and insect tissue culture, baculovirus production, cell transfection and infection, affinity purification, protein electrophoresis (Native, SDS-PAGE, and western blot), cell-based functional assays, required. Experience purifying recombinant proteins from heterologous expression systems, especially with membrane protein purification is highly desirable. Experience with cryo-electron microscopy, fluorescence-detection size-exclusion chromatography, molecular modeling and protein structure predictions would be an asset but is not required. Must be a creative thinker, excited to work in a dynamic interdisciplinary environment, and be an active technical and conceptual contributor to a research program.
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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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.