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Research Associate, Cardiovascular Institute

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 3, 2024

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Research Associate, Cardiovascular Institute

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Oct 07, 2022
Deadline: Oct 07, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for a Research Associate position in the Academic Support Staff. This appointment will be initially for one (1) year and continuation during that time period and renewal are based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding (limited to three (3) years). Expertise is required in the specific area of mouse models of development and disease, generation of transgenic animals, cell culture, molecular biology techniques, immunohistochemistry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree.

Responsibilities may include performing scientific experiments using the mouse as a model of development, pathology and injury. The Research Associate (RA) will maintain a mouse colony of transgenic animals, generate new alleles using CRISPR and murine stem cell targeting, perform molecular biology experiments to study various aspects of vascular biology including: mechanisms of vascular malformations, heart disease, lymphatic and blood vessel development, and COVID-19-related vascular pathologies. The Research Associate will assist in bench training of graduate students and technicians and make contributions to the lab by way of introducing new techniques. The Research Associate will be expected to read and write manuscripts, apply for external funding, and present their work at internal weekly lab meetings and external conferences.

The successful applicant will have an opportunity to run an independent research program within the Mark Kahn lab. The Research Associate will be expected to submit proposals and secure independent funding. They will work with technicians and have the opportunity to mentor graduate students and collaborate with investigators within the Perelman School of Medicine and outside institutions.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to 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. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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