Associate Scientist

Job description

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Center for Metabolic Disease Research is searching for a highly motivated Associate Scientist with a strong background in Cardiovascular, Molecular and Cellular Biology. The successful candidate should perform experiments based on predetermined research protocols and objectives. Autonomously manages day-to-day research activities requiring in-depth technical knowledge and experience in a specific area or discipline. Designs and executes experimental protocols for assigned projects. Serves as an authoritative source on research practices, precedents, theory, and principles. Our laboratory has long-standing and productive research projects to study the role of vascular remodeling and inflammation.

Responsibilities include: Autonomously manages day-to-day research activities requiring in-depth technical knowledge and experience in cardiovascular or related research field; Designs and executes experimental protocols for assigned projects; performs experiments based on predetermined research protocols and objectives, collects, analyzes, and presents data; supervises students and/or other trainees in the lab and ensures all projects are completed in a timely fashion; establishes policies and procedures for the lab to adhere University and NIH policies, and ensures lab members adheres to all policies; responsible for lab stock (mouse lines, plasmids, bacteria stock, antibodies, etc.) maintenance; and lab regulatory documents keeping; maintains laboratory equipment in good order, places lab orders, and maintains accurate records; assists grant and manuscript preparation; assists regulatory protocol, including but not limited to IACUC, IBC, and IRB, preparation, and submission. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Education and Experience: PhD in biology, molecular biology, or MD degree or a related field, and at least four years of postdoc research experience.  

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability in literary searching, designing and conducting experiments, precise record keeping meeting NIH standards, data analyzing and interpretation for assigned project(s). 
  • Demonstrated ability of precise record keeping and using appropriated statistical analysis tools to analyze data. 
  • Excellent technique and experience in primary mammalian cell culture, molecular cloning, RNA/DNA purification, site directed mutagenesis, protein extraction, immunohistochemistry, Western blot analysis, and ELISA. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with mice in a research setting.
  • Demonstrated ability maintaining mouse colonies including tagging and genotyping.
  • Ability working with genetic modified mouse models and disease models.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain IACUC and/or IBC protocols.
  • Ability to operate all standard laboratory and office equipment.
  •  Demonstrated computer skills, and proficiency with MS Office Suite and data analysis and presentation software (Prizm, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Image J, etc). 
  • Ability to work in a team environment with excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. Strong written and oral communication skills
Preferred: Previous experience in small animal survival surgery; previous experience in daily laboratory management.

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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Job No:
Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 3/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time