Research Specialist, Veterinary Medicine

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.

A position is available for a highly motivated individual as a research technician within our laboratory studying the innate immune response to infection. The position will involve small animal breeding and husbandry, culturing of cell lines and primary cells, culturing of bacteria, molecular cloning, western blotting, ELISA, and flow cytometry, and analysis of associated data. This is an opportunity to be part of a research team focused on studying innate immunity to microbial infection. The position offers excellent opportunities for intellectual growth and scientific training in an exciting and rapidly developing field. The individual will be an integral member of the laboratory and is expected to participate in lab meetings, discussions, and assist with experiments of other lab members. The applicant must be well organized and is expected to maintain his/her own lab notebook. Additional responsibilities will include organizing/ordering materials and reagents for the lab, dealing with vendors, and sharing lab maintenance duties with other lab members.

BA/BS in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Microbiology or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge of essential laboratory techniques and methods. Good written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational abilities. 1-2 years laboratory experience preferred.

Research Specialist A:
All of the above and BA/BS in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Microbiology or related field and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Research Specialist B:
All of the above and BA/BS in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Microbiology or related field and 1 to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

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