Temple University Assistant Scientist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Assistant Scientist, in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine's Center for Translational Medicine, will provide high level research support to the Principal Investigator by independently handling experiments and research projects requiring advanced knowledge and experience with experiments designed to increase understanding in the field of cardiovascular research. The focus o f the experiments will be on space radiation exposure related cardiovascular acute and degenerative risks and effects of cancer radiotherapy regimens on cardiovascular functions. The Assistant Scientist will be designing and performing transgenic and knockout mouse work, cell and molecular biology research, and space radiation experiments of cells and animal tissue; obtaining animal tissue samples including, but not limited to heart, lung , blood , bone , bone-marrow derived stem , and progenitor cells. The incumbent will be performing gamma-radiation/ X-ray radiation of live mice, in vitro cellular and molecular biology experiments using various techniques including, but not limited to western blot, qPCR, ELISA, transfection, RNA/DNA, cloning, genotyping, Immuno-precipitation, SDS-PAGE, and protein analysis; ordering supplies ; maintaining laboratory equipment and accurate records on all experiments ; collecting and organizing data using statistical software packages; analyzing research results and preparing results for presentation at meetings and conferences; training junior research staff ; and assisting with supervision of student workers. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree and at least two years of directly related research experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and Abilities: * Demonstrated ability to perform gamma-radiation/X-ray radiation of live animals . * Demonstrated ability to perform molecular biology, cloning, genotyping, western blot, qPCR, ELISA, transfection, and RNA/DNA techniques. * Demonstrated ability to work with mice in a research setting. * Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot protocols and apply new techniques. * Demonstrated data analysis skills. * Ability to keep accurate records of research performed to NIH standards. * Ability to operate standard office equipment and software including MS office. * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. * Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills, along with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a deadline-driven work environment. Preferred * Bachelors of Arts or Sciences 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. 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. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu . Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/ You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900