Research Specialist, Medicine

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Apr 2019
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23 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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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.

Join the research group of Prof. Matthew Good at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. My laboratory is interested in how cells sense and regulate their dimensions and the consequences of cell size alteration on normal and pathological cell functions. To address these topics we utilize model embryonic systems and an interdisciplinary approach from cell and molecular biology and biochemistry. Additionally we work with the Penn Biobank to characterize cell size dysregulation in lung adenocarcinoma. The broader significance of this research lies in the fact that improper regulation of cell and organelle size are linked to human developmental disorders, cellular senescence and cancer progression. Responsibilities will include performing independent research and conducting goal oriented experiments, present results at lab meetings, and collaborate to advance projects for publication. Duties will also include laboratory ordering, supply and stock maintenance, preparation of common lab solutions, frog colony maintenance and compliance with IACUC.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

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