Research Assistant

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
About Drexel

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

A research technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Joshua Jackson in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at Drexel University College of Medicine. Our laboratory is located on the Hahnemann Campus in the New College Building. Our research program is focused on neuron-glial interactions, with an emphasis on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms by which astrocytes regulate neurovascular coupling, local metabolism, and synaptic development, and cancer metastasis. We use a combination of molecular genetic, neuroanatomical, and imaging-based (in vitro and in vivo) approaches in rodents. The position consists of both research and administrative work. Candidate must be well organized, detail-oriented, and a highly motivated individuals with strong interpersonal skills. In addition, the candidate should have experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Previous experience handling rodents is a plus.

Essential Functions
  • Conduct experiments
  • Animal colony management
  • Compliance/administrative
  • Lab ordering
  • Training
  • Record Keeping
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree,
    Science (including but not limited to Biology, Neuroscience, cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry)
  • Lab experience. Experience working with animals.
  • Job responsibilities will include general lab support and maintenance including, but not limited to, technical assistance with experiments, preparation of histological specimens, microscopy, animal colony maintenance, and genotyping.
  • Administrative responsibilities will include maintenance and organization of reagents, supplies, and databases, and ensuring biosafety compliance.
  • The optimal candidate will have a background in neuroscience, as well as a solid understanding of genetic, cell biological, biochemical, and/or molecular biology techniques. In addition, the candidate should be self-motivated, and able to work as part of a team. Opportunities to participate in independent research are available for highly motivated and capable individuals.

Center City, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Non-exempt with a salary grade of G. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Dec 17 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:Jan 31 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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