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.


The project aims to identify molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders, focusing on understanding selective degeneration of vulnerable cell types.


Responsibilities include:

  • Molecular methods such as TRAP, mitochondrial pull-downs, RNA-seq, qPCR
  • Preparation of mouse and human brain samples for next generation sequencing
  • Anatomical methods such as in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry
  • Rodent surgeries, behavioral assays
  • Maintaining genetically altered animal lines and other routine lab duties


A Bachelor's degree in biology is required; an educational emphasis or background in neuroscience is preferred. The candidate must have some familiarity with a laboratory setting. Familiarity with basic molecular biology techniques and experience handling laboratory animals is desired. Candidates must be organized, have good communication skills, and keep accurate notes.


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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