Rockefeller University

Research Assistant | Laboratory of Non-Canonical Modes of Inheritance

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

Organization Overview

The Laboratory of Non-Canonical Modes of Inheritance, led by Dr. Lamia Wahba, studies the inheritance of nongenetic information—supplemental information beyond genomic sequences—which has the potential to explain still-mysterious aspects of phenotypic variability, disease risks, and evolutionary trajectories. Using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the Wahba lab seeks to understand the regulation and consequences of nongenetic inheritance.


The Research Assistant position will be a combination of lab management duties and scientific research. The latter will involve a mix of bench work and bioinformatics in an effort to further our understanding of how epigenetic marks change across populations of C. elegans.


Responsibilities include:

  • Performing molecular biology experiments
  • Bioinformatic analyses for small RNA and transcriptome libraries
  • Working with nematodes, passaging worm stocks for maintenance
  • Ordering supplies and equipment for the lab
  • Performing related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested


Bachelor's degree is required. A strong bioinformatics/computational background is preferred, as the projects will rely on analyses of transcriptomic data across many strains. 


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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