Laboratory Assistant

Job description


The full-time LaboratoryAssistant position for the School of Medicine’s Pathology/Laboratory MedicineDepartment involves performing molecular, biochemical and cellular techniquesin order to generate data in support of the research program. Examples of suchtechniques include RNA work, PCR (RT, real-time), ELISAs, western blot, flowcytometry, immunological assays, virology and cell culture.

The LaboratoryAssistant will also be responsible for coordinating/managing and performingin-vivo experiments in small animal work, including but not limited to;injections, survival surgeries, perfusion, behavioral tests, collecting andprocessing tissue from mice.

In addition, theassistant will be in charge of recording results of research tests andexperiments, perform analyses and detailed charts and reports of procedures.Performs other duties as assigned. The successful candidate is alsoexpected to facilitate collaborative research efforts with other laboratoriesand to train laboratory personnel (including students) in research methods,procedures and equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.

 RequiredEducation & Experience:

At least one year of related laboratory experience. Arecent graduate in the biomedical sciences (preferably neuroscience) orequivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

 RequiredSkills & Abilities:

*Highlymotivated individual capable of working independently or as part of a team.

*Proficientin animal handling and experienced in animal behavioral assays.

*Abilityto operate standard lab/office equipment and software including MSOffice. 

*Abilityto work with laboratory animals of different species.

*Strongwritten and oral communication skills.

*Demonstratedorganizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks.

*Abilityto keep accurate records of research performed to NIH standards.

*Abilityto interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.

 Preferred:Bachelor’sdegree in a field related to life science (Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience,Microbiology etc).

This is a Grant-Funded position


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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.


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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Medical Education and Research Building
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 5/24/2019
Application Due: 7/24/2019
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