Associate Scientist

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Closing date
Sep 12, 2021

Job Details

Working independently and under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, the Associate Scientist in the Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University performs experiments based on predetermined research protocols and objectives. The Associate Scientist conducts research on the genetic, functional and biochemical mechanisms in platelets and megakaryocytic cells, with a focus on inherited platelet/megakaryocytic disorders and on regulation of genes expressed in these cells. The specific focus is on genes regulated by transcription factor RUNX1. The methods used include cell biology, molecular biology and biochemical approaches.

Responsibilities include: performing experiments and a wide range of research functions based on predetermined research objectives; conducting tissue culture, molecular biology, cell biology and imaging studies and procedures; autonomously managing day-to-day research activities; designing and executing experimental protocols for assigned projects; serving as a source on research practices, precedents, theory, and principles; ensuring that all projects are completed in a timely fashion; maintaining accurate records on all experiments; performing literature searches and participating in the development of research protocols. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experiene: Ph.D. or M.D. and at least four years of postdocoral experience.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Expertise in techniques including PCR, qRT-PCR, western blotting, ChIP, flow cytometry, cell culture techniques and immunostaining
  • Technical and theoretical knowledge and expertise in molecular biology
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Working knowledge of applicable computer software programs
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects
  • Knowledge of applicable professional principles
  • Effective communication skills
Preferred: Expertise in studies on platelets and blood coagulation

This is a grant funded position

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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