Research Specialist A

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
12 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2019
Ref
40-30971
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 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/

Duties

The laboratory of Dr. John Lambris is seeking a highly motivated Research Specialist to collaborate on research projects within the laboratory at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, in the Perelman School of Medicine. The individual will be responsible for performing a variety of biochemical and immunological assays, including ELISA, SDS-PAGE, cell and bacteria culture, PCR, immunohistochemistry and assist others with the use of equipment and analysis of data.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment are essential. After a period of training candidate will be expected to work independently with moderate supervision as well as be willing to assist other laboratory personnel as requested.

Affirmative Action Statement

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