Research Specialist

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
03 May 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2019
Ref
40-31774
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

A Research Specialist position is available within the Jurado lab at the University of Pennsylvania! The Jurado lab studies mechanisms of disease pathogenesis of emerging viral pathogens using in vitro and in vivo models. A successful candidate will support ongoing research within a supportive environment with the opportunity to directly contribute to research projects. Major skill sets required are excellent written and verbal communication, self-mediated drive, and a proactive approach to daily tasks. Further, candidate qualities should include a strong motivation to learn, tendency to pay exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to multitask. Previous laboratory research experience and/or work with handling laboratory animals is highly preferred, but not required. Techniques that will be commonly used within the position will include cell tissue culture, nucleic acid manipulation and analysis, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, viral production and infection assays and procedures. In addition to performing experiments and analyzing data, the research technician will be expected to participate in laboratory meetings, study scientific literature and perform general lab duties.

Bachelors Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Major skill sets required are excellent written and verbal communication, self-mediated drive, and a proactive approach to daily tasks. Further, candidate qualities should include a strong motivation to learn, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to multitask. Previous laboratory research experience and/or work with handling laboratory animals is highly preferred, but not 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.