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

Organization Overview

The ability to speak has allowed our species to pass knowledge between generations, articulate complex ideas, and build societies. Headed by Dr. Erich D. Jarvis, the Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language uses song-learning birds and other species as models to study the molecular and genetic mechanisms that underlie vocal learning, including how humans learn spoken language. The lab is interested in how their brains, and ours, have evolved to produce this complex behavior.


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

  • Must be willing to work with live animals


  • Previous experience isolating DNA / RNA; PCR; gel electrophoresis; single-cell preparations for NGS.

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