Good lab - Research Specialist A (Cell and Developmental Biology)

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, US
Jul 04, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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Posted Job Title
Good lab - Research Specialist A (Cell and Developmental Biology)
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job Description Summary
Research technician position in the Laboratory of Matthew Good in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Responsibilities include 50% laboratory management and 50% supervised research. Minimum B.A. or B.S. in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering or related field and 1 year laboratory experience. Position contingent upon continued funding.
Job Description
Join the research group of Prof. Matthew Good at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The Good laboratory is interested in the self-assembly of lipids to form biological membranes, and self-assembly of disordered proteins to form membraneless organelles. We study structural and biophysical properties of these ultrastructures and characterize their function in compartmentalizing biochemical processes, for example to sequester components or enforce the proximity of enzymes and substrates. To address these topics, we utilize biochemical reconstitution, and cellular manipulation along with cutting-edge microscopy. The significance of this work is that organelle assembly and condensate properties are dysregulated in a variety of developmental disorders, cancers and neurodegeneration. All previous technicians have successfully matriculated to medical school or graduate school
Responsibilities: 50% research, 50% lab support
- Perform Independent research under the guidance of the PI, to include experimental design and execution, maintenance of lab notebooks, analyze data, etc - 45%
- Overall lab support: maintaining the lab stock supply, placing orders as needed, prepare common solutions - 30%
- Present results at lab meetings and collaborate with lab to advance projects for publication - 10%
- Frog colony management and ensuring compliance with IACUC 10%
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned - 5%
- B.S. or B.A. in biochemistry, chemistry, bioengineering, or related field (or degree completion by June 2021).
- Minimum 1 year of previous research lab experience. Experience with molecular biology, cell culture, biochemistry (protein expression and purification) and fluorescence microscopy is a plus
- Excellent communication and computer skills
Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
Pay Range
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00
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