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Research Associate

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: Queen Lane Campus - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Medicine

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The focus of this project involves molecular approaches towards the development of a blood-stage malaria vaccine. The research associate will contribute to studies evaluating the vaccine potential of candidate antigens. Studies will include the production and purification of recombinant proteins along with immunogenicity studies in small animal models that involve the assessment of antibody and T cell responses. The associate will also assume responsibilities for daily management of laboratory operations. Excellent technical, communication and record keeping skills are necessary.


Essential Functions

The Research Associate will assist Dr. Burns with the production and purification of recombinant malaria vaccine candidates. They will assume primary responsibility for mouse immunogenicity studies and the evaluation of vaccine-induced antibody responses (ELISA, isotype and avidity assays) and T cell responses (proliferation, ELISPOT). The Research Associate will maintain approval of IACUC and Biosafety protocols, monitor laboratory compliance with Drexel Environment Health and Safety program and manage purchasing of laboratory supplies.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree preferred, but will consider applicants with a BS degree and substantial research experience


Queen Lane Campus, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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