Resource Technologist

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 Resource Technologist B will provide high quality processing and flow cytometry services of clinical trial samples to the Abramson Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Shared Resource Laboratory, primarily for projects with the Parker Center for Cancer Immunotherapy. A knowledge of and experience with high-dimensional flow cytometry using Becton-Dickinson cytometers is a requirement for this position, as well as knowledge of FlowJo analytical cytometry. Additional duties include detailed manual and electronic record-keeping, sample inventory management, performing cellular immunology assays, participating in equipment or reagent validation, and developing or updating standard operating procedures. This position involves working closely with the Research Project Manager to carry out highly-regulated clinical assays, and to implement and adhere to rigorous standard operating procedures to achieve uniformity and reproducibility. Interaction with study organizers at outside institutions will be common so exceptional interactive skills are highly desired.

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a related subject, plus at least 3 years of work in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Experience with blood and tissue processing, cryopreservation, and high-level proficiency with flow cytometers is required; prior work in a GLP setting is preferred.

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.