Research Specialist A, Perelman School of Medicine

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
28 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Dec 2018
Ref
40-29962
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

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This Research Specialist A will work with as Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology in the performance of experiments in a Cancer Biology laboratory aimed at studying the novel functions of epigenetic regulators in colon cancer and neuroendocrine tumors. The position will involve work with both cell culture experiments as well as some work with mouse models. Cell culture based responsibilities will include maintaining and passaging cell lines, treating cells with drugs, transfections, plasmid preparation, and analysis of cell-based experiments with RT-PCR and western blotting. Mouse responsibilities may include animal husbandry, genotyping, oral gavage, xenograft monitoring, as well as tissue processing including isolation and embedding of mouse organs/tumors for sectioning and staining. Additionally, this position will also be responsible for picking up and processing human samples from the operating room and/or endoscopy suite that will be used in subsequent studies in the lab.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in some laboratory based procedures including work with cell culture and/or mouse models preferred. The candidate must also possess strong communication and organizational skills as well as basic computer skills.
The position will require work with mice.

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