Research Associate I

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
Deadline: 28 Mar 2018
Research Associate I  
This position is for a researcher with extensive experience in neurobiology, neuroimmune pharmacology and translational neuroscience eager to contribute to the overall mission of the lab with creativity and passion. He/she will be involved in ongoing NIH-funded projects in the field of neuroHIV, neuroprotection, and drug abuse, which require expertise in both cellular/molecular biology techniques and small animal in vivo models. This experienced researcher is also expected to facilitate teamwork and participate to the training of graduate students and ultimately enhance the research potential of the whole group.  
PhD (or MD/PhD) or equivalent doctoral degree is required
At least 3 years experience in a neurobiology or translational neuroscience setting
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Time management and organization skills
Highest work ethics standards
The ideal candidate would have extensive experience in traditional and modern techniques of cellular and molecular neurobiology, histology, microscopy and cellular imaging, and/or small animal models for the study of CNS disorders. He/she will be able to keep up with, and implement, the many emerging technical innovations in the field of neuroscience. Previous experience in the field of HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders, and familiarity with primary neuronal cultures and brain tissue processing, is highly preferred along with self-motivation, commitment to success and innovation, and exceptional organization and communication skills.  
Design, conduct, analyze experiments in line with the overall research strategy of the lab; organize and report experimental data; assist PI with writing of grants and publications, literature search, preparation of material for presentations, technical training of new students, and other relevant tasks related to the research mission of the group.
Keywords/techniques: Chemokines, HIV/HAND; Brain; Neuroprotection; Opiates; Dendritic spines; Small animal models; Cognitive disorders; Western blot; Transfection; Primary cell cultures; Immunodetection; Immunohistochemistry; Golgi; Microscopy, Laser Capture microdissection; Cloning; Protein chimeras; Reporter gene; Confocal microscopy; GFP; multispectral imaging; high resolution microscopy
Please contact Olimpia Meucci, MD, PhD ( if interested in this opening.
More information regarding the research interests of the lab can be found on the lab website at For information about the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology please visit  
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
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