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Research Assistant - Neuroscience Study
PCOM

This research professional position is responsible for working in shared laboratory areas assisting PCOM’s Division of Research conduct research associated with neuroscience and development. The individual will prepare experimental components; perform experimental techniques proficiently; perform and oversee general lab maintenance; maintain experimental records; organize orders of laboratory supplies; help prepare presentation materials; troubleshoot, and contribute to the maintenance of common laboratory equipment.

The candidate must work well in a team environment, but should be comfortable working independently. This individual should be skilled in basic lab techniques such as cell culture/aseptic techniques, PCR and good organizational skills are a must. Experience in any of the following would be a plus: neuroscience, developmental biology, molecular biology, microscopy/cellular imaging and surgical techniques. Must have experience in handling rodents or be willing to learn.

This position is based at PCOM (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Proficiently performs at least 2-4 experimental techniques (such as tissue culture, gel electrophoresis, western/ northern/ southern blotting, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), histochemical staining, immunohistochemical staining, biochemical assays, etc.) which will involve maintaining project data (collection, logging, entry, analysis, reporting), accurately recording research, handling animals, etc.
  • Prepares equipment, special components and reagents for experiments.
  • Performs and oversees general lab maintenance including cleaning and sterilization of glassware and media to ensure smooth operation of facilities including lab safety.
  • Trains others in mastered experimental techniques, and be responsible for troubleshooting.
  • Performs general equipment monitoring and maintenance including that of larger pieces of equipment (Revcos, incubators, etc.).
  • Monitors and orders lab supplies to ensure adequate inventory and stocked lab areas.
  • Helps prepare posters, manuscripts and meeting presentations. May present research findings at meetings.
  • Executes photographic data documentation.
  • Oversees recording of work study student hours and distribution of assigned lab maintenance tasks.
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required.

Position Requirements

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background check.
Education
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
Experience
  • Experience in any of the following would be a plus: neuroscience, developmental biology, molecular biology, microscopy/cellular imaging and surgical techniques.
  • Must have experience in handling rodents or be willing to learn.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
  • Skilled in basic lab techniques such as cell culture/aseptic techniques, PCR and good organizational skills are a must.
Working Conditions
  • Work requires minimal physical exertion. Ability to lift and carry 10-20 pounds, stoop, reach, stand, walk, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see and perform repetitive motions with or without reasonable accommodations.

Application Instructions

All inquiries MUST include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

For more than a century, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has provided high quality, hands-on training in osteopathic medicine. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it-adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve.

At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. All campuses feature modern facilities and state­-of­-the-­art technologies, all part of an innovative learning environment designed for collaboration and interaction.

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