Research Assistant II
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 position
at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and passionate
Seeking to fill a full-time research assistant position. The
individual in this position will report to the laboratory manager
and is responsible for working in a large shared laboratory area
assisting a variety of faculty and graduate students in the conduct
of their research, assuring adherence to safety standards
established by the Safety Committee by all those working in the
laboratory and for cataloging all laboratory chemicals, overseeing
equipment maintenance and ordering laboratory supplies as
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the
- Maintaining a safe laboratory environment. This includes
assisting with safety training of all students, monitoring chemical
orders, inventories, safety materials, and disposing of hazardous
- Ordering laboratory supplies and maintaining inventories.
- The candidate must have experience in laboratory protocols and
in training others in the laboratory protocols.
- Training and overseeing work-study student assistants as
- Equipment Maintenance - Regularly inspect and maintain
laboratory equipment according to the manufacturer’s (or our
determined) schedules; schedule inspections and/or calibrations as
- The successful candidates must be willing to work flexible
hours as needed for experiments, and be able to respond to
emergencies such as equipment (freezer) failures.
- The ideal candidate must be comfortable with handling small
animals such as rodents and zebra fish in a research environment.
Techniques can include but are not limited to surgery, injection of
drugs and tissue dissection.
*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.
A Bachelor’s degree in a biomedical science field is
A master’s degree is preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
The following specific skills are desirable and/or will be
required to be learned:
- Must have the coordination and dexterity to perform laboratory
- Good laboratory practices.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Careful record keeping.
- Ability to understand, execute, complete, and summarize the
results for experimental protocols.
- Take initiative to solve unexpected problems.
- More specific techniques include:
- Aseptic technique, bacterial culture, viral and cell
- Molecular biology techniques such as PCR, gene cloning,
- Cell biology techniques such as immunohistochemistry,
- Biochemistry techniques such as enzyme assays, protein
purification, western blots, ELISAs, flow cytometer, etc.
- Animal handling and protocols
- Development - Expand skill sets by learning new protocols and
technologies as directed.
Two (2) or more years working as a laboratory technician and one
(1) of those years in animal handling is preferred.
All inquiries MUST include:
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.
- Curriculum vitae or resume