Research Specialist

Pennsylvania, United States
28 Apr 2019
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29 Jun 2019
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 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.

A Research Specialist B is sought to support work in a molecular virology and cancer biology laboratory in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Work in the laboratory focuses on human papillomaviruses and the mechanisms by which these viruses cause cancer and evade immune detection. The duties of the Research Specialist B will include general laboratory management and organization, design and implementation of experiments, and data management and analysis. Candidates should have experience with general molecular and cell biology techniques including but not limited to DNA and RNA analysis, protein techniques, cell culture, and basic microscopy. Outstanding organizational and communication skills and a strong work ethic are essential.

The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a closely related field and 1 to 3 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

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.