Lab Assistant

Job description

Under close supervision of the Principal Investigator and in support of senior laboratory personnel, the Lab Assistant in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Medicine-CTM department completes various procedures and tasks in an accurate and timely manner. The Lab Assistant performs simple and routine, generally non-technical laboratory/research-related tasks.

Responsibilities include maintaining mouse colony maintenance (i.e., husbandry) along with subsequent genotyping (RT-qPCR); immunohistochemistry, primary cell isolation, curation of lab protocols; lab bench area; cleaning and sterilizing glassware; maintaining and cleaning laboratory equipment; running errands for the laboratory; routine lab maintenance and compliance as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

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

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Demonstrated ability to work with live animals in laboratory setting

*Demonstrated ability to perform Western blot, histology, and cell cultures

*Demonstrated ability to complete experiments in a timely manner.

*Ability to use the Microsoft office programs.

*Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.


*Bachelor's Degree in a related field.

*Post-secondary education in the health sciences or biotechnology fields.


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: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time