Research Technician

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

The Research Technician under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or senior-level scientists, contributes to research projects in the Center for Microbiology and Immunology by executing techniques and procedures with minimal instruction. Performs routine research/laboratory duties under supervision including animal colony management and maintains laboratory equipment and related supplies. 

This position allows a Research Technician to develop their skills and to increase their level of independent judgment and contribution to the research goals. At the discretion of the Principal Investigator or senior-level scientists, this individual has sufficient experience to contribute to experiment optimization or trouble-shooting. 

Responsibilities include: Perform experiments with minimal guidance; contribute to optimizing and trouble-shooting experiments; complete experiments with efficiency of time and resources; design experiments with proper controls; analyze and interpret experimental data.

Conduct various measurements and analysis consistent with research protocol. Record, compile, and organize data according to methods and procedures established in the experimental design; operate and maintain moderately complex laboratory equipment; check equipment for malfunctions and may perform minor repairs. Prepare solutions, reagents and media; perform staining and fixing of specimens; perform routine duties maintaining the health and integrity of the animal colony. Receive and stock incoming supplies and animals. Distribute, maintain, and stock chemicals in storage and lab areas. Order supplies as directed. May provide direction to student workers. Perform other duties as assigned. 

Required Education and Experience: At least three years of experience, including animal handling. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Proficient in common molecular biomedical and cellular methodologies (ELISA, pcr, western blot, qpcr, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and lab analysis)
*Demonstrated ability to handle animals and manage large mouse colonies
*Ability to work under minimal supervision
*Ability to repair/maintain lab equipment
*Ability to communicate effectively as part of a team

Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree 

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: 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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