Lab Assistant

Job description

The Laboratory Assistant will work under the close supervision of the Research Scientist or PI at the Lewis Katz’s School of Medicine’s Shriners Pediatric Research Center. The Laboratory Assistant will participate in ongoing exciting research projects to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying CNS regeneration failure, neuronal damage, and neural repair.  The major goal of our research is to develop effective therapeutic strategies for repairing CNS injuries and disorders, including spinal cord trauma, optic nerve injury, and multiple sclerosis.

The primary responsibilities for this position include in vitro studies (cell cultures, basic molecular biology, and biochemical experiments), in vivo animal experiments (partial surgical procedures in rodents, post-surgical animal care and treatment, behavioral tests, and histology), collecting and organizing lab research data. Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

At least one year of related laboratory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Required Skills and Abilities:

*Demonstrated ability to manage mouse/rodent breeding colonies and perform mouse/rodent handling functions.

*Demonstrated ability to perform histological techniques such as tissue embedding, sectioning, and staining.

*Demonstrated computer skills, and proficiency with spreadsheet and database software programs.

*Demonstrated knowledge of PCR and basic molecular biology method(s).

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

*Ability to work in an environment exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and laboratory mice without an allergic reaction.

*Demonstrated ability to complete experiments in a timely manner.

*Demonstrated ability to operate standard laboratory equipment.

*Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.



Bachelor’s degree in Science.


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: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 7/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time