Under general supervision, the Research Assistant in the College of Science & Technology’s Chemistry Division provides professional level research support by organizing and carrying out experiments focused on chemical synthesis and biological assays, which includes synthesizing, purifying, and assaying chemical probes; analyzing characterization data; interpreting results; and creating lab reports that record detailed procedures and results of experiments with appropriate presentation in charts and tables. Makes corrective modifications and inventions in methodology, develops various experimental procedures to assist with the completion of multiple research projects, and the preparation and/or editing of research manuscripts for publication. Reviews and surveys literature, summarizes pertinent data, establishes, and maintains literature files. The Research Assistant will also be required to operate and maintain sophisticated laboratory equipment, assemble, and make minor repairs if necessary, and assist with the supervision of student workers by providing instructions on the use of equipment and the related research techniques. Performs other duties as assigned.Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and at least six months of related experience in a chemistry research laboratory. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.Required Skills and Abilities:
*Ability to manage and prioritize several complex tasks simultaneously.
*Ability to learn new tasks and work with minimal supervision.
*Ability to interpret and perform general instructions and procedures.
*Strong interpersonal, written and analytical skills.Preferred:
*Experience in an academic research environment.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.To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: https://safety.temple.edu/reports-logs/annual-security-reportYou may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.
Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Science, Education and Research Center
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular