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Research Technician I - Department of Cancer Biology - Lab of Dr. Andrew Aplin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
Overall responsibilities are to conduct and maintain a research project directed by Dr. Aplin and maintain the supplies in the lab. This research focuses on the analysis of signal transduction pathways in human melanoma. Ordering responsibilities including placing orders via phone, internet or cores (roughly 3 to 4 times per week), checking up on orders via phone (roughly once a week or less), and maintaining credit card approval (two times per week) as well as keeping a catalog of orders and packing slips for auditing requirements and budget calculations.

Current research focused as outlined above plus duties as follows:
  • Basic Laboratory responsibilities, conducted one to three times per week include: stocking and autoclaving pipet tips, eppendorf tubes, tissue culture water and PBS, and keeping a lab stock of MilliQ water from the machine, as well as making 10x PBS and 1x PBST.
  • Discussion and evaluation of results with supervisor and contribution to the direction of the project.
  • Responsible for overall laboratory maintenances, inventories, purchases and experimental records. Inventories to be created and updated include Antibody Boxes (updated every1 to 2 months), Lentiviral inventories (2-3months), liquid nitrogen inventories (updated partially every 1 to 2 months, complete roughly 4-6 months if necessary) and chemical inventories including MSDS catalogs (updated as necessary).
  • Demonstrate commitment to our core values of excellence and innovation, integrity and respect, teamwork and communication.
  • Know policies and procedures applicable to assigned duties. Use sound judgment and be aware of potential hazards before taking action. Promptly report errors/events or situations of actual or potential harm. Understand emergency procedures and demonstrate appropriate response.


Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related scientific area and a working knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and instrumentation is required. Previous laboratory experience is required .

Closing Statement

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.

Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation's best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.
EmployerAbington Hospital - Jefferson Health

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