Assistant Scientist

Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
August 02 2017
Position # 17000897
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist

Assistant Scientist

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The Thrombosis Research Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University is seeking qualified applicants for the role of  Assistant Scientist. The incumbent will perform scientific experiments, have an in-depth technical and theoretical knowledge and expertise in molecular biology, virology and animal model study.

Primarily the Assistant Scientist will responsible for independently performing a wide range of research functions based on agreed protocols and objectives.  The Assistant Scientist will study the mechanism of AAV long term transgene expression and develop the next generation of AAV vector technology. The methods to be used include tissue culture, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology procedures and in vivo experiments in various mouse models.  The expected outcome will be to find new strategies to improve AAV vector transduction for human gene therapy and expand the applications for AAV vectors including hemophilia A. The Assistant Scientist will also be performing literary research and participating in the development of research protocols. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least two years related research experience including experience in general cell and molecular biology techniques. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform all of the above research techniques.
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with strong written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to operate all standard laboratory and office equipment.
  • Experience with MS Office and data analysis software.
  • Must be highly collaborative, self-motivated, results focused, team-oriented, with excellent attention to detail.


  • Master’s or PhD degree in a related field.

This is a Grant Funded Position

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