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Rockefeller University Research Assistant | Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language in New York, New York

Organization Overview

Speech and language are quintessential human traits. Yet remarkably,humans share many behavioral,neuroanatomical,and genetic similarities with other distantly related vocal learning species,like songbirds and cetaceans. In the Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language,we are investigating the evolutionary,developmental,and functional origins of these similarities at the level of neural circuits using a variety of model organisms and experimental approaches.


To better understand the genetic basis of vocal learning, the Jarvis Lab performs a variety of single cell sequencing techniques. The lab is looking for a Research Assistant to help with isolating nuclei from brain tissue and blood, single cell sequencing and multiome ATAC plus gene expression sequencing.


Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a clean and well organized lab space

  • Maintain a detailed and current electronic lab notebook

  • Participate in weekly lab meeting

  • Single cell analysis of samples from a variety of species

  • Perform related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested



  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or a related field

  • Previous lab experience

  • Experience in single-cell preparations for NGS

  • Must be willing to work with live animals


  • Previous experience isolating DNA / RNA; PCR; gel electrophoresis.

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 $48,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $52,000.00/Yr.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Science

Position Type Regular Full-Time