Resource Technologist A

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 Resource Technologist position supports the Cell Processing and Cellular Immunology Lab operations of the Human Immunology Core (HIC) Facility. This individual is primarily responsible for processing blood or other tissue samples including availability for late Friday and Saturday sample processing, if required. 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 person must interact effectively with HIC colleagues and clients to process samples, retrieve samples and conduct experiments. Position is initially for 1 year and may be extended based on funding availability.

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related field and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. One year of laboratory work (wet bench) experience preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Experience with blood and other sample processing and cryopreservation, immunology assays and/or prior work in a clinical or GLP lab setting are preferred. Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule based on work flow which may be Friday evenings and weekends.

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.