Senior Research Specialist Periodontics

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
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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.

Established in 1878, Penn Dental Medicine is among the oldest university-affiliated dental schools in the nation. Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) is on a mission to provide the highest quality clinical and research environment for students while shaping the future of care. Join Penn Dental Medicine to live that mission every day by supporting the research and clinical needs of our patients, students, faculty, staff, and community. With PDM, not only can you maximize your career potential at an Ivy League Institution, but you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and students.

Duties: Perform advanced research and support assigned projects by examining the literature for different experimental approaches to address a scientific question. Supervise laboratory personnel to maintain an orderly and safe laboratory and represent the lab as safety officer. The position involves the study of inflammation, host-bacteria interactions and the effect of diabetes on inflammation. The position provides the opportunity to mentor graduate students and visiting scholars, devise experimental approaches, develop protocols and perform data analysis. Manuscript and grant preparation and writing of IACUC/IRB applications will also be performed.

Qualifications: The position is most suited for someone with a background in immunology and experience with flow cytometry. A PhD level degree in immunology or a related field is required with a minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral experience. Excellent writing and communication and organizational skills are essential. Extensive experience in immunological techniques is needed to perform the laboratory duties. Prior experience working with bone marrow cells and flow cytometry (FACS) is required along with experience with animal model systems. A strong publication record is preferred. Expertise in basic and advanced molecular biology techniques such as cloning, PCR, siRNA is also helpful.

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.