Research Specialist C

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
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23 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
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 University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

This person in this role of Research Specialist for the National Referral Center of Animal Models of Human Genetic Diseases will be responsible for all molecular biology and tissue culture performed in the lab. He/She will analyze and write reports on all molecular and tissue culture data generated in lab in addition to quality control of all PCR diagnostics. This individual will be responsible for metabolic testing for hereditary diseases using chromatography. They will contact veterinarians regarding the results of metabolic testing. He/She will be responsible for all work necessary to create new animal models using CRISPR-Cas9 technology. They will oversee the work of technicians (3), students (up to12), and post-doctoral fellows (2).

PhD and 2-3 years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must be able to work independently, to effectively troubleshoot technical difficulties and work well with others. Must have ability to analyze data and contribute to manuscript and grant preparation. Must be able to work with laboratory animals. Must be able to work for long periods at the lab bench or laminar flow hood. Must be capable of moving around the laboratory and in supply rooms as needed. Must be capable of lifting boxes containing supplies, 25 lbs. or less, as needed. Most experiments require a high degree of manual dexterity. Occasional weekend/evenings required.

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.