Research Technician, Neurology Department

Pennsylvania, United States
Thursday, 10 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

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Job Profile Title

Technician, Research Laboratory C

Job Description Summary

A Part Time Research Assistant C position is available in the Department of Neurology. This position will assist in the management of multiple projects and responsibilities in specific areas of epilepsy research. The prospective research assistant will perform routine laboratory tasks such as rodent colony maintenance, genotyping, collecting and processing of clinical biosamples, preparing reagents, ordering and tracking of lab supplies and maintaining lab inventory. In addition, he/she will assist senior level researchers on various supervised research projects within the laboratory, gathering data from experiments and completing data entry and analysis.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

Skilled laboratory technicians that works with complex systems or perform highly technical mechanical or diagnostic tests in medical or scientific laboratories. Assists the laboratory manager to perform complex laboratory maintenance tasks and other laboratory projects, as assigned. Will assists senior level researchers on various supervised research projects within the lab. The technician will carry out routine tasks such as preparation of media and reagents, place orders for supplies, help maintain inventory and place lab equipment in their designated areas at the end of the day. He/she will gather data from experiments, complete data entry and analyze data in collaboration with Principal Investigators and postdoctoral researchers - with the intent of presenting research results in laboratory meetings.


  • College degree with 0-1 year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Preparing reagents, ordering and tracking of lab supplies and maintaining lab inventory
  • Maintaining rodent colonies and genotyping transgenic animal lines
  • Screening and enrolling research subjects from inpatient and outpatient clinical settings
  • Collecting and processing of clinical biosamples, ensuring appropriate documentation and handling

Working Conditions

Office, library, computer room; Requires extensive safety training; Requires protective devices

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$16.23 - $29.22

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Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.