Lab-Weiner - Research Assistant

The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #818
Monday, September 25, 2023

The Wistar Institute Vaccine Center has multiple openings for Research Assistants to join the laboratory of Dr. David Weiner to assist with molecular Immunology and translational research projects in the laboratory supporting ongoing research.

Studies include but are not limited to the use of delivery of Nucleic Acids as a vaccine/therapeutic agent. There are ongoing studies in the lab focused on both cancer or infectious diseases, including nucleic acid-delivered monoclonal antibody approaches. Responsibilities will include assisting and performing experiments using techniques focused on molecular biology, immunology, tissue culture, immune function assays, data analysis, and laboratory management tasks in support of different projects. Work involving small animals (mice) in support of the research into DNA -based vaccines and therapeutics is important. The successful candidate will receive adequate supervision and all training to safely and correctly complete research goals.

A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in a science related field is required. The ideal candidate(s) will have prior experience in an immunology, virology, or molecular biology lab and experience working with mice. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and should be able to work both independently on their tasks and work well in a collaborative scientific environment.

The Wistar Institute is a world leader in early-stage discovery science in the areas of cancer, immunology, and infectious disease. Wistar is committed to accelerating research advances from bench to bedside through brilliant science and distinctive approaches to collaboration among scientific investigators and academic and industry partners. Wistar’s dynamic environment supports the advancement of discoveries that will change the future of human health.

The Wistar Institute is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). All candidates must share our commitment to DEI. The Wistar Institute is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, mentoring, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic/research community.

The Wistar Institute is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Wistar provides resources to its faculty and staff that enable them to conduct cutting edge collaborative research and provides for outstanding intellectual environments and state-of-the-art facilities.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

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