Research Assistant - Neuroscience Study 

Research Assistant - Neuroscience Study

This research professional is responsible for working in laboratory facilities to conduct research associated with neuroscience and ophthalmology. The individual will design and perform experiments; oversee general lab maintenance and equipment; order laboratory supplies; maintain experimental records; and assist with training students and the preparation of publications and presentations.

The candidate must work well in a team environment, but should be comfortable working independently. Excellent organizational skills are required. This individual should be skilled in lab techniques such as preparing solutions, cell culture, tissue preparation, microscopy and molecular biology. A background in neuroscience, developmental and molecular biology, and ophthalmology research is desirable. The applicant must have experience in handling rodents or be willing to learn.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Proficient in at least four experimental techniques, including immunofluorescence microscopy, tissue culture, optical coherence tomography, electroretinography, western/ northern/ southern blotting, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and intraocular injections in animals.
  • Collection and recording of data, data analysis with statistics and representation of data in graphs and figures.
  • Performs and oversees general lab maintenance and safety.
  • Monitors and orders lab supplies.
  • Trains others in mastered experimental techniques.
  • Troubleshooting experiments.
  • Assist with preparation of posters, manuscripts and presentations.
  • Assist with training and overseeing students.

Position Requirements
*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background check. Education
  • Bachelor of science degree is required.
  • Experience with several of the techniques listed above is required.
  • Must have experience in handling rodents or be willing to learn.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
  • A background in neuroscience, developmental and molecular biology, and or ophthalmology research.
  • Skilled in lab techniques described above.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and basic statistics.
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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