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Job Openings

Join ADARC as we break new ground in vital HIV and AIDS research.

Current open positions:

Research Assistant

Role: Assists Post-Doctoral Fellows and Principal Investigators in laboratories.
A research assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Tsuji at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, an affiliate of the Rockefeller University. ADARC is looking for those with high intelligence and significant motivation, who are interested in a career in medicine and/or scientific research. A B.S in a scientific discipline is required.
Applicants must have some experience of working in a laboratory.

  • Performs virology and molecular biology assays
  • Maintains the integrity of the laboratory database
  • Oversees the integrity of the equipment
  • Collaborates with the overall function of the laboratory and its workflow
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Post-Doctoral Fellow and/or Principal Investigator

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Some understanding of the science supporting individual studies is required in such cases. Other duties include facilities sanitization/decontamination, equipment preventative maintenance, and inspections of rooms prior to normal inspections. Maintain facility according to ADARC and government policies, procedures and standards; and in general, ensure compliance with federal and state guidelines and regulations. Incumbents Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations; and review all area operations and records. In addition incumbents may perform a number of para-veterinary procedures including, administering medications and, perform standardized laboratory tests on animal specimens and report findings.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter explaining their relevant work experience, a resume and the names, telephone numbers by e-mail to: jobs@adarc.org

Grants Assistant

Under the supervision of the Grants Manager, the Grants Assistant will be responsible for the pre-award management of contracts, grants, and other ADARC accounts for an assigned set of Principal Investigators (PIs). Functions of this position shall be performed in fulfillment of ADARC's standards of excellence, utilizing continuous improvements in processes, policies, and procedures. This is a regular, full time (40 hrs/wk), non-exempt position.


  • Assist Scientific Staff in the preparation of new grant applications and annual progress reports, including pre-award budget development and administrative documents;
  • Ensure timely, compliant, and accurate proposal submissions;
  • Provide general assistance to PIs throughout proposal process.
  • Respond timely to sponsor pre-award requests (i.e. "Just in Time" information).
  • Liaise with sub-sites to obtain all required documents for grant submission.
  • Monitor and ensure regulatory compliance related to IRB/IBC & IACUC requirements;
  • Ensure proposals adhere to applicable federal, state, and local regulations and policies;
  • Assist in post-award process as needed including account setup, post-award budget development, etc.
  • Maintain internal grants database.
  • Set up pre-award files (paper and electronic) and complete grant checklists for each application.
  • Identify new funding opportunities and disseminate information to Faculty.
  • Provide input on improvements to ADARC services, systems, policies, and procedures.


Education: B.A./B.S. degree (or equivalent experience) in public health, business, accounting, or a related field required;


  • 2 years of related experience;
    • Knowledge of federal and non-federal grants administration; including experience with Grants.gov SF424 (R&R) electronic submission as well as PHS 398 and PHS 2590 applications is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and effectively communicate policies and guidelines;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Detailed oriented, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities and ability to self-prioritize in a deadline-driven environment;
  • Proactive and flexible and must have good judgment and decision-making skills;
  • Strong initiative in resolving problems and developing and implementing solutions in an independent manner;
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively and collegially in a team environment, which includes but is not limited to, Principal Investigators, administrators, sponsors, and co-workers;

How to Apply:
Please apply online for job code 'GRTAS01' via email at Jobs@adarc.org and include your cover letter and your resume/curriculum vitae as ONE document.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department.


Job Description: Under the supervision of the principal investigator, Dr. David Ho, this person will conduct postdoctoral-level research in HIV-related virology and immunology. The candidate should have expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell culture techniques, and additional expertise in antibody discovery and engineering is preferred.

The postdoctoral fellow will function as part of a team at ADARC working on strategies for HIV prevention. As part of the team, the candidate will design, conduct and analyze experiments and experimental data, develop new ideas that promote current research, prepare and publish scientific manuscripts under direction of principal investigator, teach techniques to others, and may be responsible for the operation of specific equipment. The candidate is also expected to bring new expertise to the team's current research program.

As a team member, s/he will present research results at laboratory meetings, institutional seminars and national conferences. The candidate should also be proficient in English in order to successfully communicate and write research results for scientific publications as necessary.

Eligibility Requirements: M.D. or Ph.D. in immunology, virology, biochemistry or related field from a top-tier university or research program and an excellent publication record.

To apply send a cover letter detailing previous experience and your specific interest in the position, curriculum vitae and submit three recommendation letters. Direct all inquiries and applications to jobs@adarc.org with the identifier "POST DOCTORAL FELLOW IN DR. DAVID HO'S LAB" in the subject line.


Mail resumes to:

The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

Nick Konstantakos
Human Resources
455 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Or e-mail: jobs@adarc.org or fax to 212-448-5158


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