Senior Research Investigator

Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
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11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

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.

The Senior Research Investigator position will independently conduct research and develop adoptive T-cell immunotherapy products. The primary responsibility of this position will be the management of a collaborative research project that requires planning, organizing and managing laboratory and animal model experiments. In this role, the SRI will also independently design and perform in vitro experiments with human T cells using techniques that include but are not limited to flow cytometry, ELISA and cytotoxicity assays. This position will also train and manage technical staff as appropriate to the project.

A doctoral degree (PhD or MD) with 5-7 years experience are required. A background and postdoctoral experience in cell biology and/or immunology with experience using animal models of cancer strongly preferred. Advanced knowledge in techniques of cell and molecular biology and the generation of transgenic mice is also desirable.

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.