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Sr Research Scientist

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Grade:      T27

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A variety of important factors are reviewed by HR when considering salary, including job duties, the applicant’s education and experience, all relevant internal equity considerations, department budget, and funding source.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Center for Metabolic Disease Research is searching for a highly motivated Senior Research Scientist with a strong Cardiovascular, Molecular, and Cellular Biology background. The successful candidate should perform experiments based on predetermined research protocols and objectives. Autonomously manages day-to-day research activities requiring in-depth technical knowledge and experience in a specific area or discipline. Designs and executes experimental protocols for assigned projects. Serves as an authoritative source on research practices, precedents, theory, and principles. Our laboratory has long-standing and productive research projects in cardiovascular diseases.

Responsibilities include:
•    Autonomously manages day-to-day research activities requiring in-depth technical knowledge and experience in cardiovascular or related research fields.
•    Designs and executes experimental protocols for assigned projects.
•    Performs experiments based on predetermined research protocols and objectives, collects, analyzes, and presents data.
•    Supervises students and/or other trainees in the lab and ensures all projects are completed promptly.
•    Establishes policies and procedures for the lab to adhere to University and NIH policies and ensures lab members adhere to all policies.
•    Responsible for lab stock (mouse lines, plasmids, bacteria stock, antibodies, etc.) maintenance; and lab regulatory document keeping.
•    Maintains laboratory equipment in good order, places lab orders, and maintains accurate records.
•    Assists in grant and manuscript preparation.
•    Assists regulatory protocol, including but not limited to IACUC, IBC, and IRB, preparation, and submission. 
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology/Molecular and at least five years of research experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
•    Previous experience in animal survival surgery, e.g., Transverse aortic constriction, osmotic pump implantation, etc.
•    Excellent technical and analytical skills in analyzing pathological animal and human samples.
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently. Ability in literary searching, designing, and conducting experiments, precise record keeping meeting NIH standards, data analyzing, and interpretation for assigned project(s). 
•    Demonstrated ability of precise record keeping and using appropriate statistical analysis tools to analyze data. 
•    Excellent technique and experience in primary mammalian cell culture, molecular cloning, RNA/DNA purification, site-directed mutagenesis, protein extraction, immunohistochemistry, Western blot analysis, ELISA, protein electrophoresis, Confocal microscope, Electrocardiograph machine.
•    Demonstrated ability to work with mice in a research setting. Demonstrated ability to maintain mouse colonies, including tagging and genotyping. Ability to work with genetically modified mice and disease models.
•    Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain IACUC and/or IBC protocols.
•    Ability to operate all standard laboratory and office equipment.
•    Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite and data analysis and presentation software (Prizm, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Image J, etc.).
•    Act as a communication conduit on matters of operational and strategic importance.
•    Supervise trainees in the lab. Establishes priorities and ensures all projects are completed in a timely fashion.
•    Must be highly collaborative, self-motivated, results-focused, team-oriented, with excellent attention to detail.
•    Ability to work in a team environment with excellent interpersonal skills and interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. Strong written and oral communication skills.

*Previous experience in daily laboratory management.

This is a grant funded position.

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including employment, service, and educational programs. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status.

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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