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Senior Research Associate-Neuroscience/Molecular Neurotoxicology

Employer
Jefferson Medical College
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Dec 11, 2022
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Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated, driven, and detail-oriented researcher to lead studies in a multi-disciplinary Neuroscience/Neurotoxicology lab conducting projects related to mechanisms of developmental neurotoxicology.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct molecular studies to examine alterations in epigenetic and transcriptional profiles in different brain regions following developmental neurotoxicant exposures and evaluate how these biological effects relate to the expression of cognitive and behavioral deficits in adulthood.
  • Responsible for animal handling and working with animal tissues.
  • Participate as needed in studies examining rodent behavioral responses.
  • Participate in the identification of new research projects and research directions.
  • Maintain laboratory records in compliance with University and government guidelines and regulations.

Qualifications:

  • A mature and motivated individual well-trained in areas of molecular biology, epigenetics, and neuroscience.
  • Expertise in protein, DNA and mRNA extractions; experience with performing RNA-seq studies; expertise in epigenetics (in particular, in methylation analysis and in performing cDNA library preparation for methylation sequencing); familiarity with bioinformatics and experience in interpreting RNA and DNA methylation sequencing data.
  • Expertise in performing Western blotting studies and qRT-PCR studies.
  • Experience in rodent handling.
  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline with a strong background in epigenetics/molecular biology.
  • Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing their background and interest in the position and a CV including contact information for at least three references to: jay.schneider@jefferson.edu

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