Rockefeller University Administrative Assistant (part-time, 20 hours/week) in New York, New York

Job Title Administrative Assistant (part-time, 20 hours/week)

Laboratory / Department Sensory Neuroscience

Department Description

Thirty million Americans have significant hearing problems, ranging in severity from modest difficulty with speech comprehension through profound deafness. The majority suffer from sensorineural hearing loss deterioration of the hair cells in the inner ear. Some 16,000 of these sensory receptors are normally found within each cochlea. Additional hair cells in the vestibular labyrinth underlie our sense of equilibrium. Because they are not mitotically replaced after damage, hair cells are continually lost throughout life as a result of genetic lesions, infections, ototoxic drugs, acoustical trauma and aging. Our research group is interested in understanding the normal hearing process and the causes of hearing deterioration as an initial step toward the prevention or reversal of deafness.

Detailed Description

The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support for the Laboratory Head and research personnel. Responsibilities include tracking laboratory expenditures and finances, implementing appointments of personnel, arranging travel, submitting forms for reimbursements, and handling inquiries.

Job Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent required; college degree preferred. Must have previous administrative experience and proficiency with Word, Excel and, ideally, iCal. Clear communication skills, good grammar, critical thinking, independent working, and strong organizational and prioritization skills are strongly desired.

Additional Details

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