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Research Associate (Post graduate degree) at The Nemours Foundation in Wilmington, Delaware

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

The Research Associate’s primary function is to provide laboratory technical assistance to support the goals and objectives of the laboratory or center.  The individual assists in the design and execution of experiments, development of protocols, manuscript preparation and grant applications, and assists in supervising and coordinating various research projects that fall within the scope of approved protocols.  Responsible for interpretation and reporting of results and maintenance of sample databases. Assists in the performance of experiments using a range of techniques including tissue and cell culture, and molecular, and biochemical analysis.  Additional responsibilities include training staff and students, be responsible for laboratory safety and follow good lab practices.

Primary Duties

  • Independent performance of experiments using a range of techniques, including tissue and cell culture (experience with iPSC culture is highly desirable); molecular, biochemical and morphologic analyses using variety of cell types

  • Data analysis and production of oral and written reports, participation in team meetings at which the work will be discussed and planned.

  • Assist with maintenance and operations in the laboratory in which studies occur.

  • Participation in collaborative projects with which the laboratories are involved.

  • ​Conduct scientific research under the supervision of the investigator.

  • Assist in protocol development and grant applications for internal and external funding.

  • Assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and for presentation at scientific meetings.

  • Assist in writing SOPs and protocols for regulatory committees.

  • Work well with others in the laboratory so as to assist others in their studies and learn from them about alternative approaches to ones own work.

  • Assist with training and supervision of new staff and students


  • Post Graduate degree (Ph.D., M.D., J.D.)

  • 3-5 years of research experience

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.