Start Date: Spring/Summer/Fall 2019
Organization: Mount Sinai Hospital
Dr. Nadejda Tsankova is seeking a student to work as a research associate in her lab. Her lab's main research focus is on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms driving tumor initiation, migration, and recurrence in glioblastoma.
Conducting routine and standardized experiments using techniques specific to the assigned research project
Assisting in the interpretation of research outcomes
Working with brain samples obtained from patients with gliomas, epilepsy, and autopsy brains
Isolating glioma stem cell populations and specific glial cell types using unique markers devel
Specific techniques for this project include:
Fresh brain tissue collection and single cell/nuclear dissociation
Fluorescence-activated cell/nucleus sorting
Maintenance of primary cell cultures for analysis of cell growth, migration, and differentiation.
Library preparation for bulk and single cell RNA and chromatin sequencing
Maintenance of laboratory environment and assistance in the upkeep of appropriate inventory.
Opportunities for an innovative, independent project with strong epigenetic, functional and/or bioinformatics component.
Bachelors degree in a biomedical-related field
Some wet-beach laboratory experience and/or bioinformatics background
One year of laboratory experience a plus
Time Commitment: Full-time (40 hours per week, non-exempt/hourly position)
Apply: To apply, please e-mail an updated CV and three references to Dr. Tsankova.
Keywords: Full-time, glide year, Neurobiology, paid, Research Associate