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Associate Scientist
Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 11/26/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Associate Scientist - (21003971)



The Associate Scientist, in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, will primarily be involved in performing electrophysiological studies associated with circuitry involved in recovery after spinal cord injury. 

Responsibilities include: conducting electrophysiological studies; examining combination of electrical stimulation and genetic modification of neuronal excitability during rehabilitative training after spinal cord injury research'; various surgical, electrophysiological, behavior and/or microscopic imaging techniques; keeping accurate records of all the experiment; assisting the lab manager with maintaining laboratory equipment in good order; assisting the Principal Investigator with writing manuscripts, research papers and grants; performing animal surgeries and tissue sectioning and immunohistochemistry for analysis of tissue. Supervises junior researchers; maintains laboratory notebook with precise experimental records, protocols, and analyses

Education and Experience:

Ph.D. in neuroscience-related field and at least four (4) years of Postdoctorate experience.Preferably the individual should have electrophysiological, surgical, genetic manipulation, and immunohistological experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*electrophysiological, surgical, genetic manipulation, and   immunohistological experiences
*Ability to keep accurate records of research performed to NIH standards.
*Excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
*Ability to operate standard office equipment and software including MS office.
*Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills, along with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a deadline driven work environment

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 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff and contractors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exception requirement by November 15, 2021 will be prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exception is provided.  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.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu.  

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: https://safety.temple.edu/reports-logs/annual-security-report

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

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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