Research Specialist

Pennsylvania, United States
28 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
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.

Performs routine sample processing procedures for large multi-site epidemiological projects. Routine processing includes receiving samples on dry ice from external collection sites, logging them into a database according to established protocols so they can be located for testing at a later point, locating and pulling samples from a biobank of over 1.5 million samples into a testing pull. Performs a variety of analyses that include complex bench procedures such as Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA). Interacts and communicates with laboratory’s clients to facilitate project updates and result distribution.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Bachelor’s degree in a science major preferred.
Previous experience working in a laboratory setting and using complex database systems highly preferred.
The applicant must have good organization and communication skills
Proven ability to work independently with attention to detail.
Basic computer literacy, knowledge of Word and Excel, and the ability to perform data entry are 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.