Research Associate Scientist I

Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program (MMFP)

Philadelphia, PA

Posted 11/2/2023

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.

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


Last Updated 11/02/2023