Research Associate

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Under the direction of the PI, the Research Associate III performs a high level of independent research within the area of NeuroHIV and Gene-Editing. The Research Associate III will coordinate experimental procedures, and analyze data generated from experiments performed.  The Research Associate III is also expected to train laboratory personnel (including research assistants, student) in research methods, procedures, equipment, troubleshoot experiments when needed.

Responsibilities include: Culture plant cell cultures i.e. protoplasts from plants and propagate into Callus. Apply CRISPR techniques in editing of plant cell cultures and determine efficient Excision with molecular biological tools; performing common molecular, biochemical, and cellular methodologies (Western blotting, ELISA, PCR and qPCR); flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry/laser confocal microscopy, permeability assays, and immunological assays; assist in grant/manuscript writing. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's Degree and three years of research experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Required Skills & Abilities:
*Practical experience in flow cytometry, intracellular cytokine staining, immunohistochemistry, and immunological assays and molecular biological assays
*Demonstrated experience/proficiency in experimental methodologies
*Demonstrated experience managing and handling lab animals
*Strong attention to detail
*Ability to work independently with high level of personal and professional drive
*Working knowledge of applicable computer software programs related to the research

* Master's Degree

This position requires a background check.
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.

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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: Location INSIDE of PA
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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