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Rockefeller University Research Assistant | Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology in New York, New York

Organization Overview

The Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, led by Dr. Vincent A. Fischetti, exploits products derived from bacteria-killing viruses (or phages) to develop antibiotic alternatives for treating and preventing bacterial infections. This strategy identified bacteria-killing enzymes called lysins, with the ability to rapidly kill disease bacteria from a variety of species. One of many such lysins has achieved successful outcomes in the second of three human clinical trial phases, becoming the first antibiotic alternative to attain this goal.


As inventors of lysin therapeutics, our lab works on the development and engineering of phage lysins to control human pathogens. The Research Assistant will participate in research and assist senior laboratory staff on various projects spanning from lysin discovery and engineering to mouse models of efficacy.


Essential job functions:

  • Work/collaborate closely with other lab members

  • Perform experiments independently following directions with attention to detail

  • Consolidate instructions into organized written protocols

  • Take detailed lab notes, record, and organize experimental results

  • Maintaining a clean and organized workspace

  • Help with housekeeping tasks to keep the laboratory in good order


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Ability to follow directions accurately

  • Ability to perform experiments independently

  • Ability to observe and record experiments/research and report accurately

  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills

Experience in basic microbiology, protein chemistry, molecular biology, protein purification is preferred.

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

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