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Laboratory Assistant, Part-Time

Employer
Temple University
Location
Philadelphia, PA

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Description
Grade:  V11

Under close supervision, the Lab Assistant performs routine research/laboratory duties, including assisting with various experiments and tests following standard research methodologies, procedures, and verbal and written instructions. 

Responsibilities include: tissue culture, transfections, Western blotting, PCR and qRT-PCR; records, compiles, and organizes data according to methods and procedures established in the experimental design; prepares solutions and reagents; performs staining and fixing of specimens; responsible for upkeeping of animal colony including breeding, weaning, genotyping and collection of blood and tissues. Prepare animals for studies and perform different type of injections; distributes, maintains, and stocks chemicals in storage and lab areas.

Required Education & Experience:
At least one year of directly related research experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Required Skills & Abilities:
*Demonstrated basic computer literacy, ability to use Microsoft office, Photoshop and GraphPrism programs.
*Entry-level experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques
*Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with coworkers in the lab
*Ability to manage mouse colony/handle animals
*Familiarity with laboratory equipment

Preferred:
*Bachelor's Degree 
*2+ years off relevant experience.

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.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.  For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at https://www.temple.edu/coronavirus/vaccines.

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-report

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

 



Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Kresge Science Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular

Organization

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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