Research Specialist B

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
23 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.

This position is to ensure the successful execution of Translational Research projects of major strategic value to the Department and Division. The ideal candidate must possess extremely high levels of independence, reliability, flexibility of schedule, and communication accessibility and skills. He/She will provide input to experimental design and discuss findings at lab meetings. Will work with Clinical Research Coordinators to receive and process lab samples, tissue cultures and virus handling. Incubating clinical samples, place imaging under fluorescent microscope and analyze results. Oversee and train students; develop and maintain SOPs; interact with regulatory bodies.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. The candidate must be expert with microscope imaging acquisition and analysis software and possess at least two years experience handling human tumor cells in culture and with adenovirus or other lab virus as well as clinical blood samples from patients.

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.