Research Assistant II (Neuroscience/Zebrafish)

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Research Assistant II (Neuroscience/Zebrafish)

At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. 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. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.

We are currently seeking to fill our Research Assistant II (Neuroscience/Zebrafish) position at the Philadelphia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.

Position Summary

A neuroscience faculty member is seeking a research assistant to join the team in studying a neuromuscular disease. Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SMBA) is an X-linked disorder with no cure or treatment. The lab uses multiple model systems and molecular techniques to identify pathologic mechanisms with potential for therapeutic intervention.

Job responsibilities include conducting and coordinating research, and assisting with zebrafish and mouse husbandry. The position also involves providing general support to other zebrafish research programs, including work focused on determining how early-life seizures alter brain development. The candidate must be willing and able to learn new skills. Attention to detail, the capacity to multitask, and to effectively communicate within the team are all critical for this position.

Position Requirements

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background check.

Application Instructions

All applications MUST include:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

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.

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