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Associate Scientist

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Associate Scientist - (22003654)



The Associate Scientist within the Department of Translational Medicine performs experiments related to understanding the mechanisms of cardiovascular repair and regeneration. Executes research projects, data collection and analysis, collaboration with lab members and other scientists, manuscript and grant writing, presentations at conferences.

Responsibilities include: preparing, isolating and culturing various cells from animal, isolation and characterization of exosomes, gene/cell therapy experiments, breeding transgenic/knockout animals, cloning viral vectors, and performing biochemical assays to investigate the mechanisms involved in the regulation of heart repair after injury. In addition, the Associate Scientist is responsible for technical leadership and consultation to co-workers and staff; applying diversified knowledge of scientific research principles, practices, and protocols in research project; aiding in preparing grant proposals and manuscripts; maintaining laboratory equipment up to department standards; and keeping accurate records on all experiments. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
Ph.D. in Biological sciences and at least four years of postdoctoral experience related to cardiovascular disease models. 

Required Skills & Abilities:
*Skilled at isolating and culturing primary mammalian cells from varied organs
*Certified to perform irradiations and bone marrow transfers and hands on experience in mouse cardiac physiology assessments
*Demonstrated confocal microscopy and live imaging experience as well as high proficiency using imaging software such as NIS Elements, Zen and MetaMorph
*Familiar with stem cell and developmental biology and molecular and biochemical signaling pathways as they relate to the cardiovascular system
*Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
*Demonstrated ability to mentor and advise students both at undergraduate and graduate level and highly collaborative with a diverse population of faculty, and staff
*Ability to handle multiple tasks at once, operate standard office equipment and software including MS Office and Photoshop.
*Expertise in a broad range of molecular and cellular techniques, histology, FlowCytometry, cell-based functional assays, transgenic animal modeling.

* Prior experience with stem cell/exosome/gene based myocardial repair studies is highly desirable.
This is a grant funded position.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.  For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at https://www.temple.edu/coronavirus/vaccines.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location
: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Medical Education and Research Building
: Staff
: Full-time
: Day Job
Employee Status
: Regular

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