Technical Research Lab

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven individual who has experience and skills in bacteriology (media preparation, buffers, cultures, bacterial counts), molecular biology and bacterial genetics techniques (DNA/RNA preparation, PCR, DNA restriction and plasmid construction, electroporation, mutagenesis), biochemistry (isolation of recombinant proteins), immunology (Western blot, immunofluorescence, ELISA), and cell cultures.

Candidate will work in a supportive small laboratory dedicated to studying the role of specific Salmonella virulence factors on pathogenic mechanisms such as bacterial adhesion, invasion and interactions with host innate immune responses.

The successful candidate will learn and/or be able to work independently in assisting in planning and carrying out experimentation with proper experimental controls, troubleshooting and redesigning experiments, as needed.

BA/BS in Biology/Chemistry or related field and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Computer literacy and some experience with molecular biology Software (e.g. DNAStar), the ability to prepare and analyze experiments are required. Ability to troubleshoot experiments is preferred.

The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and will be comfortable working collaboratively with other lab members. The successful candidate must also have good communication and organizational skills, strict attention to detail, and the ability to work independently in a collaborative environment.

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.