Research Associate Scientist I-Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program (MMFP)

Overview of the Position:
The Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program (MMFP) is seeking to fill a Research Associate Scientist I to serve as the preclinical model high-throughput screening program manager for the CHOP Mitochondrial Medicine research group. Screens may include small molecules and/or genetic libraries or proprietary candidate molecule screens, as well as lead candidate and/or target validation in C. elegans (worms), D. rerio (zebrafish), and human cells (including fibroblasts, iPSCs, etc).

  • Demonstrated expertise with preclinical model research in C. elegans and/or zebrafish is required, and experience performing and interpreting drug screens is strongly preferred.
  • Screening methodologies primarily include phenotypic, molecular, and/or fluorescence imaging-based physiologic analyses.
  • Reporting to the MMFP Executive Director and Laboratory Research Scientific Director, this role is for an independent researcher who plans, coordinates and executes complex research projects.
  • They will participate in and assist in the planning and coordination of research projects, including grant preparation, program descriptions, research team oversight, and direct project performance.
  • They will be expected to function in an independent fashion and be responsible for successful conduct, troubleshooting, interpretation, communication, and writing results of one or more research projects for presentations, peer-reviewed publications, sponsor updates, and grant reports.

Projects will include a wide range of funded research programs from federal, foundation, philanthropic, and biopharma partners. This will be closely integrated with a diverse team of scientists, including faculty-level and senior research scientists, research technicians, post-doctoral research fellows, undergraduate students, and ancillary colleagues, including bioinformatics scientists, biopharma advisors, a science writer, and administrative support.

A long-term commitment of at least three years is strongly preferred. The position requires full-time in-person research on the main CHOP campus in Philadelphia, PA

What you will do

  • Assists faculty in the conduct of research of significant value in the basic and/or translational science area
  • Plans, conducts research projects within the federal, institutional regulations and policies
  • Collaborates with researchers, external agencies and institutions to develop cooperative research initiatives
  • Trains technical staff, students in lab procedures
  • Reviews manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
  • Assists with the submission of grant applications, contracts and research projects funding
  • Participates in free discussion, research progress, and overall morale
  • Responsible for appropriate use of research funds
  • May supervise students or other research staff as assigned

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Master’s Degree Preferred
  • Doctorate Preferred

Experience Qualifications

  • At least seven (7) years of directly relevant post grad scientific lab experience Required
  • At least nine (9) years of directly relevant post grad scientific lab experience Preferred
  • Successful completion of a Post Doc Fellowship Preferred

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