Research Assistant - Neurobiological Mechanisms & Addiction

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Jul 16, 2014
The Research Assistant will assist with a research project investigating neurobiological mechanisms underlying the vulnerability to addiction. The incumbent will collect and analyze animal behavioral data, manage the mouse breeding colony, conduct animal surgery and tissue harvesting, as well as perform molecular biological analysis of brain tissue. Additionally, the incumbent will coordinate laboratory activities, prepare buffers and other laboratory reagents, and help manage the laboratory inventory. The Research Assistant will assist with the production of manuscripts and conference presentations, and train undergraduates in basic laboratory techniques. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, Biochemistry or other related field and at least 6 months of directly related research/laboratory experience working with rodents. Education should include a laboratory course in one of the following areas: Neuroscience, Biology, or Chemistry. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and Abilities: *Demonstrated interpersonal skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a variety of individuals. *Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, or comparable software, including ability to create spreadsheets presentations. *Strong analysis skills and ability to manage and analyze data. *Strong project management, organizational, and planning skills. *Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to meet deadlines. *Excellent oral and written communication skills. *Ability to train and monitor the work of others *Ability to establish priorities and provide feedback and/or training. *Ability to work nights and/or weekends, as necessary. Preferred: *Experience with Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, histological techniques and/or animal behavioral testing. *Demonstrated experience with statistical software, such as Prism This is a Grant-Funded position. Please visit our website at, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Careers @ Temple. Please reference TU-18038. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.