Research Assistant

4 months ago
Job ID
2017-9800
Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St
Employee Classification
Research Fellows
Department
Yeshiva College
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

ABOUT US

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  

 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 6,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

 

The Position:

 

A full-time research technician position is available in the Steinhauer laboratory at Yeshiva University.  The Steinhauer lab studies cell communication using the Drosophila melanogaster testis as a model system. We are located in Northern Manhattan, on the Wilf campus of Yeshiva University (Amsterdam Avenue and 184th St.).

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities of the position include maintenance of Drosophila stocks, lab management, and project-oriented work using molecular and cellular biology techniques. The successful candidate will conduct an independent research project.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Educational Background:

 

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in biology or a related area required
  • Minimum commitment of 1 year required

Preferred additional experience:

- Molecular cloning, mutagenesis and PCR 
- Fluorescence and light microscopy 
- Protein biochemistry such as Western blotting

 

Skills and Competencies:

 

  • Highly motivated, highly responsible and very well organized individuals with excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills in oral and written English

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