An Associate Research Scientist position is available in the Shriners Pediatric Research Center for Neural Repair (SHPRC) at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine in Temple University, Philadelphia. The SHPRC has 10 laboratories working on nerve regeneration using various rodent models of spinal cord or nerve injuries.
This Associate Research Scientist will manage the day-to-day operation of the Imaging Core facility under the supervision of the Core director, Dr. Young-Jin Son. The Imaging Core facility houses various microscopes including a multiphoton microscope, two confocal microscopes (upright or inverted) and several wide-field fluorescence microscopes.
Responsibilities include: supervising the daily uses of each equipment by properly trained authorized users; training/assisting investigators with the use of each microscope; assuring that each microscope is made available to qualified investigators in excellent and fully functional conditions; assisting investigators with generating preliminary data. In addition, the Associate Scientist can be involved in research projects, producing data related with spinal cord regeneration, peripheral nerve development or regeneration.
Please email a cover letter, CV and names of three referees to Dr. Son
PhD in Neuroscience or closely related field and at least 4 years of experience in various microscopy. Research experience in electron microscopy (EM), transgenic mice, Spinal cord regeneration and/or myelination using mouse models is strongly preferred.
Internal Number: 19000079
About Temple University School of Medicine
Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center (SHPRC)
The Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center (Center for Neural Repair and Rehabilitation) is a collaboration between the Shriners Hospitals for Children and Temple University School of Medicine. The Center opened in October 2009 in Temple’s brand new Medical Education and Research Building (MERB), where it occupies the entire 6th floor (23,000 usable square feet). Our mission is to do research that will develop therapies for injuries to the nervous system, focusing on mechanisms of neural repair and plasticity. The Center currently has 10 principle investigators to make up 3 interactive and cross-fertilizing research teams – a Spinal Cord Injury Research Team, a Peripheral Nerve Injury Research Team, and a Brain Injury Research Team.