The laboratory of David A. Scicchitano in the Division of Science at New York University in New York seeks to recruit a research assistant to work on the mechanisms underlying genome maintenance, particularly in response to agents that generate oxygen radicals that damage DNA.
DNA damage within the transcription unit of a gene has profound effects on the quality and quantity of transcripts when the region is expressed. The location of DNA damage also influences its repair. This position will examine the effect of DNA damage on transcription and other cellular processes while investigating the cellular pathways that remove it. The current approaches include the use of CRISPR technology to eliminate specific genes and subsequently investigating the resulting cells using RNA-seq. Applicants should be highly motivated. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of some of the following: recombinant DNA, molecular biology, SDS-PAGE, cell culture, and laboratory experience using standard scientific equipment.
A master's degree in biology is preferred, although a bachelor's degree in biology with completion of a research project as part of the degree course will be considered.
The terms of employment are competitive. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research interests that focuses on why this position is of interest, and two letters of recommendation. All documents must be in PDF format and submitted directly to Interfolio.
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