Assistant Scientist

Job description

The Assistant Scientist for the Lewis Katz School of Medicine's Thrombosis Department will provide technical support by performing scientific experiments within the research laboratory  and independently handing experiments or small research projects that require advanced knowledge and experience in the molecular mechanisms of ADP induced platelet activation. The incumbent will be managing mouse colonies; breeding and maintaining colonies; maintaining records of mice; performing genotyping, western blotting, and cell culture; recording results with mice experiments;  and transporting mice from animal facilities to the laboratory.

The Assistant Scientist will also be training graduates students and medical students in research methods and procedures; managing the blood room; drawing blood from mice Isolate platelets; prepping mice for surgery, observing post- op mice, and keeping records; managing and ordering list of chemicals and supplies in the laboratory; collecting and organizing data using statistical software packages; researching and preparing results for presentation at meetings and conferences; maintaining equipment and instrument malfunctions, and assisting in their repair; assisting with the supervision of other research support staff, and assisting with the preparation of grant and contract proposals. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least two years related research experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • *Demonstrated expertise in performing general cell and molecular biology techniques, including genotyping, western blotting, and cell culture. .
  • *Ability to work with and maintain a mouse colony in a research setting.
  • *Must be able to work with potential hazardous specimens.
  • *Demonstrated ability to keep accurate records of research performed to NIH standards.
  • *Demonstrated ability to operate standard office equipment and software including MS office.
  • *Demonstrated ability to perform all of the above research techniques.
  • *Excellent technical and analytical skills.
  • *Ability to work in a team environment with strong written/oral communication skills.
  • *Must be highly collaborative, self-motivated, results focused, team-oriented, with excellent attention to detail.
*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 Research Building
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time