Full-time, Paid, Research Assistant, Stem Cell and Regeneration

March 5, 2020

Posted: March 5

Position Description
The Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at the NYU Langone Medical Center is seeking a student to work as a research assistant. The laboratory investigates the biology of stem cell in the skin using sweat gland as a model system.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Handling of laboratory mice, genotyping and tracking of mouse colonies
  • Molecular cloning by PCR, DNA recombination and CRISPR methods for generating genetically modified mice

  • Ordering equipment and supplies, re-stocking common reagents and solutions, general lab organization and maintaining lab databases

  • Other experimental settings may include iPSC cell culture, flow cytometry and cell sorting, tissue preparation/sectioning/immunofluorescent staining and standard microbiology and biochemical techniques such as RNA and DNA extraction and Western Blotting

Position Requirements:

  •  B.S. in Biology or Biomedical Sciences (or equivalent) 
  • Highly motivated and responsible 
  • Highly organized, able to multi-task, take initiative, start and complete projects
  • 2 years of relevant work experience in research lab 
  • Excellent knowledge of molecular biology and cell biology
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Experience with handling mice, PCR and molecular cloning 
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture a plus  
  • Experience with immunostaining and flow cytometry a plus 

Time Commitment
Full-time, with a minimum commitment of 2 years.


To apply, please email a cover letter explaining relevant research experience, your specific interest in this position, and statement of at least two year commitment. Please also send a detailed CV (list all laboratory skills previously acquired) and names and contact information of three references. These documents should be emailed to Dr. Catherine Pei-ju Lu.