Full-time, Paid, Assistant Scientist, Neurology

August 8, 2022

Mon., June 21

Alzheimer’s Center at Temple University

Position Description
Dr. Victor Luna's Alzheimer’s Center at Temple University in Philadelphia aims to target cellular and molecular mechanisms that rejuvenate the aged brain in order to reverse cognitive and emotional impairments due to Alzheimer’s disease. The lab is seeking an assistant scientist who will provide professional level research support and lab management.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining mouse colonies
  • Running mouse behaviors
  • Running mouse surgeries
  • Performing western immunoblotting
  • Using immunohistochemistry, calcium imaging, and electrophysiology
  • Assisting with lab management (e.g. ordering supplies, ensuring institutional compliance, assisting in instrument repair)
  • Executing experimental protocols
  • Analyzing data
  • Maintaining records
  • Maintaining upkeep of lab equipment
  • Presenting results at meetings and conferences

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 2 years of research-related experience. Experience as an undergraduate researcher can be applied toward the research experience requirement. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Willingness to learn new scientific skills, procedures, experiments, protocols
  • Demonstrated ability to independently conduct various experimental techniques with training
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate research records
  • Working knowledge of applicable computer software (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Prism, Matlab)
  • Familiarity and comfort with managing mouse colonies

Time Commitment


To apply, please contact Dr. Victor M. Luna