Posted to the Web: 01/28/2019
Posted Job/Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Exempt
Position Type: Full Time
Position Schedule: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Position Length: Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
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/
This position will support the Human Immunology Core (HIC). As part of its mission, the HIC purifies human immune cells from both HIV infected and healthy donors. Incumbent will partake in clinical scale cell processing including isolation, culture, and formulation, tissue culture using sterile technique and universal precautions and assays with primary human cells from study subject in support of cell and gene therapy clinical trials at the University of Pennsylvania as well as basic immune biology studies.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or related science field and 0-1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Tissue culture or immunology experience preferred. . Experience with flow cytometry and Ficoll-Paque technique preferred. Excellent oral/written communication skills required. Flexibility to work weekends is required.
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