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

Organization Overview

Our lab consists of 15 lab members (Research Assistants, Graduate Students, and Postdocs) studying the molecular basis of obesity-associated diseases. Our studies focus on the biology of white and brown adipose tissue and span from basic molecular and cell biology to whole animal physiology and human subjects.


The Research Assistant will work on studying the development, function, and dynamics of thermogenic brown and beige fat cells. This will involve acquiring skills in developmental biology, genomics, cell biology, and physiology.


Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance and in vivo experiments with mouse lines

  • Cell culture experiments to evaluate the function of the gene of interest

  • Data analysis, lab presentations

  • Assistance with lab upkeep

  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested



  • Bachelor's degree with a science major

  • Prior laboratory experience, including molecular biology and cell culture techniques

  • A strong willingness to work with animal models

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.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Science

Position Type Regular Full-Time