Research Specialist

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
12 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2019
Ref
40-30982
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/

The Research Specialist will be involved with the study of Molecular biology and donor organ-specific exosome profiles from transplant recipient patients’ blood/bodily fluids which can serve as a novel, non-invasive, accurate, and time-sensitive biomarker assay to monitor transplant organ rejection/injury. Responsibilities include, but will not be limited to, perform exosome isolation analysis, RNA profiling assays as well as data analysis. This position will also help assist in the care of the animals, tissue culture, and histology; coordinate the collection of human samples, clinic visits, patient consents, documentation and monitoring.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Required skills include Molecular biology experience, basic animal handling skills, good organizational skills, experience with tissue culture and histology.

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.