Research Specialist A/B

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 9 November 2020
Ref
JR00011271
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 Profile Title

Research Specialist B

Job Description Summary

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.  http://www.med.upenn.edu/

Job Description

Research Specialist A, the successful applicant will participate in developing immunodeficient mouse models of head and neck cancer using patient-derived tumors and utilize these models in basic and translational research. Prior experience in basic or translational research. Basic skills in clinical research, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, cell signaling, stem cell biology, cellular metabolism, and/or immunology are helpful. Projects will incorporate themes of cancer stem cell biology, cell signaling, and targeted drug therapy. Responsibilities will also include obtaining patient informed consent, in-vitro experiments, database maintenance, and lab maintenance. Accurate record keeping, excellent organization skills, and a high degree of professionalism and independence are critical.

Research Specialist B will have prior experience in basic and/or translational research, and experience with mouse in vivo studies is strongly desired. Expertise in clinical research, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, cell signaling, stem cell biology, cellular metabolism, and/or immunology are helpful. Projects will incorporate themes of cancer stem cell biology, cell signaling, and targeted drug therapy. Responsibilities will also include obtaining patient informed consent, in-vitro experiments, database maintenance, and lab maintenance. Ability to keep accurate records, excellent organization skills, and a high degree of professionalism and independence are critical.

Expertise in require effective problem-solving abilities; communication and writing skills are critical.  Applicant must possess the ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications:

Research Specialist A:

Minimum experience is a Bachelor's degree 0 years (specifically looking for someone straight out of college)

Research Specialist B:

The minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. In particular, experience working with in vitro cancer models and in vivo mouse models is strongly desirable.

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room; Exposure to Chemicals, Requires extensive safety

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

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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