Senior Research Investigator

Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
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 successful candidate should have an advanced understanding of immunology and direct experience with high-dimensional flow cytometry, cutting-edge sequencing techniques and studies using human cohorts. The candidate will take a leadership role to independently manage projects, work directly with a clinical coordinator to obtain human samples, and train and supervise technical staff and higher level scientists associated with his/her managed projects. Techniques will include the utilization of pre-existing ‘multi-omic’ platforms such as scRNA-seq, ATAC-seq and CyTOF, as well as helping with de novo design, optimization, and validation of new techniques as needed.

He/she must be able to use analytical and decision-making skills to implement and troubleshoot projects. He/she will also be responsible for creating advanced analyses and reports to be presented to the larger research group.

Responsibilities include serving as a liaison between the Principle Investigator and the technical team, managing and monitoring operations and timelines, and supervising technical staff and clinical coordinator.

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and 5 years of experience.
A highly motivated individual (Ph.D.) in immunology, cancer biology or related field with knowledge of immunology and with direct experience in high-dimensional flow cytometry and high throughput sequencing techniques. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, effective communication skills, the ability to work as an effective member of a team, and be able to independently oversee initiation and completion of intermediate to complex, long-range tasks.

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.