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 will plan, develop and perform molecular virology experiments to explore the nature of HIV latency and the effects of host immune responses and therapeutic strategies to eradicate or control the HIV reservoir. Experiments will include PCR, sequence analysis, cloning, infectivity, entry assays, and other cell culture based techniques. Assess virus phenotypes. The Senior Research investigator is expected to use his/her high level of scientific knowledge and analysis skills to develop and supervise students and technicians. Contribute to manuscripts and publications as well as presentations. Monitor and ensure regulatory compliance

PhD with at least 5 years of post-graduate experience required. Prior experience working with viruses and BSL II agents preferred. Experience training or managing others is preferred. The individual must be a strong communicator and able to work well in collaborative projects. Applicants with prior publications and presentations in biomedical science are preferred. Experience doing molecular cloning, PCR and sequencing is strongly preferred. Experience processing biospecimens, including blood and tissues is preferred. Experience working with viruses in cell culture strongly preferred.

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