Research Laboratory Technician, Penn Dental Medicine

Pennsylvania, United States
Friday, 15 January 2021
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Monday, 15 March 2021
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

Will assist and carry out research projects in the lab. Will play an important role in carrying out experiments and learning new techniques. Will participate in ordering supplies, inventory maintenance, and animal colony management. Will gather data from experiments, complete data entry, and analyze data in collaboration with Principal Investigators and postdoctoral researchers, with the intent of presenting research results in laboratory meetings.

Job Description

We are looking for a self-motivated, inquisitive, ambitious, and enthusiastic person who thrives in a fast- paced environment and can interact well with others as part of a team. This position will involve a combination of independent and team-driven research projects, as well as providing lab management assistance under the direct supervision of the research project manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, immunofluorescent staining, and immunohistochemistry)
  • Isolate and stain cells for flow cytometry
  • Analyze flow cytometry data under the supervision of a senior investigator
  • Collect and process tissue samples from murine models
  • Opportunities exist to actively contribute to research projects as a co-author and present data at lab meetings and research symposiums for interested candidates
  • Conduct scientific literature searches
  • Other duties may include, but not limited to: record data and analyze results; maintain inventory of frozen cell stocks and plasmids; prepare laboratory reagents and maintain equipment; oversee animal census; support general lab management

Bachelor's degree with 0-1 year of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room; requires extensive safety training; requires protective devices

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

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Dental Medicine

Pay Range
$16.23 - $29.22

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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