Legal Assistant, Office of the General Counsel

Job Type

Full Time



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1230 York Avenue
New York
United States


Working with the four attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel, the Legal Assistant will be responsible for administratively supporting the Office as well as maintaining the database for the University’s Financial Conflict of Interest in Research program that covers approximately 1,000 scientists and clinical personnel.


Responsibilities include:


  • Maintaining and checking the accuracy of the University’s conflict of interest database; preparing, tracking, and updating the calendar for review of potential conflicts; preparing draft templates for the attorney who staffs the Conflict of Interest program; and interacting with scientists, clinicians, and other administrators as needed
  • Managing the Office, including handling the finances by preparing the annual budget, tracking expenditures and purchasing equipment and supplies
  • Providing administrative support by maintaining the Office’s electronic and hard copy files, conducting web searches, following-up on contracts, managing litigation documents, scheduling meetings, coordinating outside services, and answering phones and general information requests


Who you are


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, computer, organizational and writing skills
  • Able to work independently and cooperatively with others
  • Keen attention to accuracy and detail, an ability to keep confidences, and a high professional standard
  • Knowledge of Huron/Click or comparable database software is desirable, but not required


Who we are

The Office of the General Counsel is staffed by four in-house lawyers, provides legal advice to the Board of Trustees, faculty, postdocs and students, administration and staff, and represents the University in a broad and ever-changing range of legal matters including policy development, litigation, corporate and contract work, not-for-profit governance, intellectual property, compliance and more.

The Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University is the world’s leading biomedical research University. Our groundbreaking discoveries in basic and clinical research are transforming medicine. We share a singular commitment to advancing science for the benefit of humanity. Our collaborative culture drives each of us to achieve a higher level, fueling the breakthroughs for which we are known. 


Rockefeller University provides a robust, comprehensive benefits plan for all of our full-time and part-time employees. We strive to support our employees in their work and their life, offering great benefits, perks, and valuable resources for each employee and their family.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. Reference position IRC20699.

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