Associate Scientist

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Closing date
Sep 12, 2021

Job Details

The Associate Scientist in the Cardiovascular Research Center performs or assists in cardiac surgery in small and large animals, echocardiography, and hemodynamic measurement. Responsible for following IACUC policies and maintaining anesthesia usage records as mandated by the IACUC. The Associate Scientist uses functional expertise to establish policies and procedures, identify and analyze complex problems, and change or innovate existing procedures or techniques.

Responsibilities include: Performing or assisting with small and large animal surgery, echocardiography, and hemodynamic measurement; keeping accurate records of anesthesia usage; maintaining accurate records of all experiments; documentation, management, and analysis of scientific data; ensuring staff adhere to all policies, procedures and professional standards within the lab; establishing internal and external relationships; acting as a communication conduit on matters of operational and strategic importance; maintaining laboratory equipment in working order. May contribute to manuscript and grant writing and supervise trainees. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience: Doctorate Degree and at least four years of Postdoctoral experience.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Some background in small and large animal cardiac surgery.*Familiarity with human physiology, in-vivo echocardiography, and hemodynamics.*Must be able to organize and execute specific experiments with independence, while also interacting effectively with other members of the laboratory to best utilize available resources.*Must be able to communicate well and follow directions.*Must accurately and promptly record laboratory procedures, methods, events and results in the laboratory daily as the procedures are performed.

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 Education and 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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