Rockefeller University

Research Assistant | Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Organization Overview

Research in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, led by Dr. Nathaniel Heintz, aims to identify the genes, circuits, cells, macromolecular assemblies, and individual molecules that contribute to the function of the mammalian brain and to its dysfunction in disease. Understanding the distinct classes of neurons and the circuits that control specific aspects of cognition and behavior can lead to more targeted treatments for central nervous system disorders.


We are looking for a Research Assistant to join our team that is working to identify novel strategies to delay onset and/or slow the progression of Huntington's disease.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of human brain samples for next generation sequencing
  • RNA extraction, cDNA preparation, PCR, gel electrophoresis and library preparation
  • Performing ATAC-seq, bisulfite-Seq and Ox-bisulfite-Seq assays



  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Must have some familiarity with a laboratory setting.
  • Educational emphasis in neuroscience or biology preferred
  • Previous experience with RNA isolation and familiarity with next generation sequencing is a plus

The Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.


The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on various factors, including but not limited to organizational budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The hiring range provided represents The Rockefeller University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $48,300.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $52,000.00/Yr.


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