Research Specialist A

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Ref
40-30116
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview    

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.

School/Center Overview    

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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

Duties    

The major responsibilities include ordering lab supplies and general lab organization. In addition, some mouse breeding and colony management will be needed. 

Depending on the experience and the interests of the Research Specialist, additional activities can include actively participating in ongoing research projects and running experiments. These activities can range from using techniques such as PCR, RNA isolation and analysis, neuronal cell culture, chromatin-immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence and microscopy, mouse behavioral testing, next generation sequencing sample preparation, and more.

Qualifications    

BA /BS in a related area and 0 to 1 year of experience or and equivalent combination of education and experience required. Proficient in Microsoft office suite applications. Prior wet lab research experience in molecular biology techniques, mouse handling, and cell culture preferred.

Affirmative Action Statement    

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.