Lab-Goldman - Research Assistant

The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #746
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
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 has an opening for a Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Dr. Aaron Goldman. The Goldman lab studies melanoma progression and therapy response, identifies biomarkers with potential clinical utility, and develops new techniques to analyze polar metabolites, lipids, and proteins using mass spectrometry. The successful candidate will assist with biochemical experiments and method development under the supervision of a senior lab member.

A bachelor's degree in a science related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience) is required. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills and be able to work productively on multiple projects. Preference will be given to candidates with prior lab experience in biochemistry or a related field and an eagerness to learn new techniques. Familiarity with mass spectrometry and strong computational skills are desired, but not required. Motivated individuals with a basic background in biochemistry will also be considered.

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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