Research Specialist

Pennsylvania, United States
13 May 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Jul 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 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.

We are looking for an individual that will manage our mouse colony. This position requires excellent organizational and management skills. The individual will be responsible for tagging and tailing animals, isolating genomic DNA from tail samples, and maintaining excellent records of genotype results. In addition, this position will involve lab organization and ordering of reagents. There will be the opportunity to perform phenotypic analyses of the mice in our mouse colony.

A Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field and 0-1 year of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong applicants will have some mouse colony management experience. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly self-motivated individual with strong communication skills. The applicant should be willing to commit to this position for a minimum of 2 years. Some cell culture experience and proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques are preferred but not required. Position is contingent upon funding.

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.