Resource Technologist A

Pennsylvania United States
19 Nov 2018
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19 Jan 2019
Contract Type
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 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.


A position is currently available for a highly motivated individual as a ‘RESOURSE TECHNOLOGIST A’ within the CRISPR/Cas9 Mouse Targeting Core in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Our main mission is to streamline procedures that facilitate investigators’ use of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology for the rapid and economic generation of novel mouse genetic tools. The position will involve techniques including, but not limited to, isolation of genomic DNAfor genotyping purposes, PCR, molecular cloning, sequencing, CRISPR/Cas9 reagents preparation (e.g. Cas9 mRNA, gRNA, ssDNA, dsDNA). Additional responsibilities will include organizing/ordering materials and reagents for the core, dealing with vendors, and sharing laboratory maintenance duties. Position is contingent on continued funding


A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Applicant must be detail-oriented and able to work independently.

Affirmative Action Statement

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.

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