Research Assistant

Job description

This is a grant funded Research Assistant position, for one year, in Gligorijevic lab in Bioengineering Department at College of Engineering. The research assistant will carry out research as part of Dr. Gligorijevic’s team within the Dept. of Bioengineering at Temple University into the metastasis of cancer cells using advanced microscopy approaches in 2D, 3D cultures and animal tissues. This is an exciting and exceptionally interdisciplinary project that seeks to dissect tumor cell phenotype decisions, which are a dynamical, ever-changing outcome of multiple mechanical and chemical signals from different cell-based and extracellular sources. Perfoms other duties as assigned. 

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree in bioengineering or a related field. At least 6 months experience with confocal and widefield fluorescent microscopy, image processing as well as the standard molecular biology techniques- Western blots, immunofluorescence, flow analysis etc. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Ability to manage research records and data archives in both electronic and hard copy formats as required for Good Research Practice and in keeping with project requirements
* Ability to develop new in vitro assays to replicate phenotypes observed and analyzed in vivo
* Ability to dissect the molecular mechanisms involved in the cancer cell decision-making
* Ability to design new experiments that harness dynamic fluorescent images
* Ability to analyze, synthesize, and publish data garnered from these experiments
* Ability to take primary responsibility for overcoming problems that arise during the collection, analysis and presentation of data for the project.
* Ability to develop new analysis procedures as necessary using software tools such as ImageJ and Matlab.
* Ability to design and refine new experimental methods as necessary to adjust experimental protocols.
* Demonstrated ability of following training if necessary, take reasonable precautions for your own safety and the safety of co-workers.
* Ability to follow Good Research Practice (GRP), Health & Safety and Ethics policies as applicable to the work.

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-Main Campus-Engineering
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Job No:
Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 5/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time