Lab Assistant

Job description


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

The Laboratory Assistant will also be responsible for coordinating/managing and performing in-vivo experiments in small animal work, including but not limited to; injections, survival surgeries, perfusion, behavioral tests, collecting and processing tissue from mice. In addition, the assistant will be in charge of recording results of research tests and experiments, perform analyses and detailed charts and reports of procedures. The successful candidate is also expected to facilitate collaborative research efforts with other laboratories and to train laboratory personnel (including students) in research methods, procedures and equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

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

Required Skills & Abilities:

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

*Proficient in animal handling and experienced in animal behavioral assays.

*Ability to operate standard lab/office equipment and software including MS Office. 

*Ability to work with laboratory animals of different species.

*Strong written and oral communication skills.

*Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks.

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

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


Bachelor’s degree in a field related to life science (Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Microbiology etc).

This is a Grant-Funded position.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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: 10/7/2020
Application Due: 10/27/2020
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