Laboratory Assistant for Li Lab

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
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The Li lab is seeking for a research assistant who has excellent interpersonal skills, and is highly motivated and eager to learn. We study stress response pathways and protein quality control mechanisms in development, reproduction and longevity, and their dysregulation in diseases including neurodegenerative disorders and cancer. Our lab combines the power of unbiased genomics and functional genomics with mechanistic study using genetics, cellular and molecular biological approaches. The successful applicant will perform experiments with the guidance from the principal investigator and a postdoctoral fellow. The research assistant will participate in the laboratory organization and training of new lab members. The project uses C. elegans as the primary model. Opportunities are available for working with human cell culture and mouse models. 


1. Maintain the lab stock of worm strains and manage the lab database
2. Design and perform experiments with guidance from the Pl and a postdoc fellow
3. Detailed documentation of experiments and results
4. Lab organization, reagent preparation and management
5. Participation in lab and departmental meetings


Education, Qualifications and Skills

(A) Education requirement: Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in the field of Life Sciences
(B) Licenses or certifications: None

(C) Technical/computer skills:

  • Familiarity with basic lab techniques and animal genetics.
  • Ability to coordinate day-to-day work, and follow protocols to complete a variety of detailed tasks.
  • Ability to record detailed procedures and results.
  • Familiarity with the internet and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication skills.

(D) Prior experience:

  • Prior experience with C.elegans, other animal models and/or mammalian cell culture is preferred but not required.
  • Experience with molecular cloning, microscopy and/or gene expression analysis is preferred.
  • Additional preference will be given to candidates with experience in: broad knowledge of molecular biology techniques, advanced imaging for light and fluorescence microscopy, and good mathematical background.


Physical and Environmental Demands

Physical: None

Environmental: None


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