Rockefeller University

Research Assistant | Laboratory of Retrovirology

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

Organization Overview

The biology and evolution of viruses and eukaryotes are closely linked. Dr. Paul Bieniasz seeks to define how host genes influence the replication of viruses, with an emphasis on human and primate immunodeficiency viruses. The Laboratory of Retrovirology, led by Dr. Bieniasz, seeks to characterize the host functions that viruses mimic, manipulate, and otherwise exploit, as well as the defenses cells have evolved against viral infection.


The Research Assistant will work on projects aiming to understand the interaction between cellular proteins, vaccines, antibodies and viruses, including HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2.


Responsiblities include:

  • Molecular virology experiments, including:
    • cloning
    • protein biochemistry
    • flow cytometry experiments
    • cell culture



  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred
  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques
  • Experience working with mice 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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