Research Specialist B, Perelman School of Medicine

Pennsylvania, United States
28 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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.

Candidate will assist in neurodegenerative disease research using established and novel techniques in biochemistry, immunocytochemistry, and molecular biology. The candidate will be expected to work using sterile cell culture techniques to generate, maintain, and analyze both primary cultures, slice cultures and cell lines (eg. preparation of materials, dissection and plating, feeding, transfection, transduction, staining, and imaging). The candidate will be expected to maintain one or more transgenic mouse lines, including breeding, genotyping, PCR and qRT-PCR, keeping precise records, dissecting tissues and analyzing results. The candidate must be able to work independently and within a team environment. Multi-tasking is key and other duties will include maintenance of equipment, preparation of stock laboratory reagents, and keeping an organized, up to date laboratory notebook. Candidate will be expected to attend and present at regular laboratory meetings and take part in activities of the Center.

BA/BS, preferably in Biology/Neuroscience or related field, and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Some prior lab experience is desired but not necessary. The ability to work in a team environment is essential. Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point 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.