Research Specialist B

Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

The Research specialist B in T cell engineering Laboratory (TCEL), part of the June Lab, will conduct preclinical studies of adoptive T cell immunotherapies for cancer. Major responsibilities will include assisting lab director, lab manager and postdoctoral researchers in translational work with general laboratory techniques (tissue culture, flow cytometry, molecular biology, western blot, immunological techniques).

Job Description


A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field (e.g. molecular/cell biology, immunology) and 1 to 3 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A Master’s Degree would be beneficial. Experience in a molecular biology and/or immunology laboratory is strongly preferred. This position may on occasion involve work on weekends or University holidays in order to carry out experimental duties. Good verbal and written communication skills are required. Excellent organizational and record keeping skills are necessary.

Working Conditions:

  • Requires extensive safety training
  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Requires protective devices

Physical Effort:

  • Typically sitting at a desk or table
  • Typically standing or walking
  • Occasional lifting 25 lbs. or less
  • Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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