Molecular Biology Research Specialist

Location
Pennsylvania United States
Posted
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2019
Ref
02-30453
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 School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/

Duties

In a molecular biology laboratory, assist in design and performance of experiments of molecular biology, protein chemistry and immunohistochemistry. Experiments include solution preparation, DNA extraction, protein preparation, protein detection and immunohistology. Tissue culture work using basic sterile techniques. Record and analyze experiment data. Present data analysis in laboratory meetings. Organize the lab, purchase lab supplies, prepare reagents. Maintain colonies.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or related field and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 1 to 2 years of experience are strongly preferred. Familiarity with basic sterile techniques for mammalian tissue culture preferred. Excellent organizational and communication skills required.

Affirmative Action Statement

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