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Rockefeller University Research Assistant | Laboratory of Molecular Biology in New York, New York

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 goal of this project is to identify novel strategies to delay onset and/or slow progression of Huntingdon's disease.The Research Assistant will be responsible for the preparation of human brain samples for next generation sequencing.


Specific tasks include:

  • Subcellular fractionation

  • Isolation of cell components with antibodies or DNA probes (via FACs)

  • RNA extraction

  • cDNA preparation

  • PCR, gel electrophoresis and library preparation

  • Preparing genetic material for trinucleotide repeat sizing



  • Bachelor's degree

  • Good computer skills and familiarity with NCBI database tools.

  • Good communication skills

  • Ablity to keep clear accurate records


  • Previous experience with RNA isolation and in situ hybridization

  • Familiarity with established profiling assays such as ATAC-Seq, bisulfite-Seq and Ox-bisulfite-Seq to elucidate the epigenetic properties of the DNA

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.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $48,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $52,000.00/Yr.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Science

Position Type Regular Full-Time