Research Specialist B

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Dec 2018
Ref
40-30269
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

A Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering and 1 to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Must have research experience in the molecular biology, chemistry, or the pharmaceutical industry
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Must be able to follow verbal directions and work independently
  • Must be able to follow written protocols with high success rates and reproducibility
  • Must be able to operate software for computers and/or instruments
  • Preferred skills include software coding to develop algorithms for analyzing data
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. or demonstrate acceptable physical strength as required
  • Must be able to develop projects over time

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.