Research Specialist, Bioengneering

Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday, 9 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 10 April 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

Penn Engineering’s world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offer an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning.

This Research Specialist will provide research assistance to researchers who are studying systems immunology in Bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Job Description

This Research Specialist will provide research assistance to researchers who are studying systems immunology. Perform scientific experiments, as directed, primarily involving human blood and tissue sample processing and flow cytometry. Coordinate with research volunteer scheduling. Perform laboratory management and training duties, including ordering and maintenance of general lab supplies and lab instruments; managing inventory and databases; ensuring compliance with lab safety regulations; and updating IRB, biosafety, and recombinant DNA protocols.


Bachelor's degree in a biological science related field and a minimum of two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with general lab equipment, cell culture, sterile technique, general molecular biology techniques, and immunological assays. Hands-on experience with flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting preferred. Good communication skills.  

This position is contingent upon continued funding. May work around chemical fumes, biohazards, chemicals, and electrical and mechanical hazards. Will be working with human or animal blood and tissue samples. May work evenings and weekends.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Engineering and Applied Science

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.