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Rockefeller University Research Assistant | Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease in New York, New York

Organization Overview

Our work focuses on several different aspects of molecular virology, biochemical and structural virology, viral pathogenesis, and vaccine development. The laboratory studies animal RNA viruses, including hepatitis C virus (HCV), yellow fever virus (prototype flavivirus), bovine viral diarrhea virus (a pestivirus), and Sindbis virus (a togavirus).


The Research Assistant will study the replication and pathogenesis of hepaciviruses and alphaviruses in cell culture and animal models.


Responsiblities include:

  • Perform molecular biology assays related to hepaci and alphavirus replication

  • Generation and quantification of virus stocks and virus from experiments

  • Fix and stain samples for flow cytometry analysis

  • Dissection and collection of murine tissue

  • Perform related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested



  • Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences

  • A high degree of organization, and the ability to work independently are essential for the position

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must

  • Projects for this job entail work with human pathogens that require biosafety containment and compliance with biosafety procedures


Experience in cell culture, molecular biological techniques such as cloning, DNA preparation, PCR, RNA extractions, and working with viruses and mice are preferred but not required upon starting the position.

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 $46,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $50,000.00/Yr.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Science

Position Type Regular Full-Time