The Lewis Katz School of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Department is searching for a highly motivated Assistant Scientist with a strong background in Cardiovascular Molecular and Cellular Biology. Our laboratory has long-standing and productive research projects to study the role of inflammation in heart diseases.
The Assistant Scientist will be performing experiments in cardiovascular cell and molecular biology such as molecular cloning (gene synthesis, PCR, cloning), RNA/DNA purification, site directed mutagenesis, southern blot, mammalian cell culture models, protein extraction, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, Western blot analysis, and ELISA. The incumbent will also be collecting and analyzing data; performing literary research; writing manuscripts, making formal presentations on findings; and preparing grants. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in area of cardiovascular cell and molecular biology, or a related field, and at least two years of related laboratory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
* Excellent technical and analytical skills in cardiovascular cell and molecular biology. * Demonstrated ability to write manuscripts and grants. * Demonstrated ability to work independently, self-motivated with excellent attention to detail. * Demonstrated ability to keep accurate records of research performed to NIH standards. * Ability to work in a team environment with strong written and oral communication skills.
* Ph.D. in area of cardiovascular cell and molecular biology.
This is a grant funded position
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