Research Specialist Periodontics

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
20 May 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2019
Ref
51-32093
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
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.

School/Center Overview    

Established in 1878, Penn Dental Medicine is among the oldest university-affiliated dental schools in the nation. Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) is on a mission to provide the highest quality clinical and research environment for students while shaping the future of care. Join Penn Dental Medicine to live that mission every day by supporting the research and clinical needs of our patients, students, faculty, staff, and community. With PDM, not only can you maximize your career potential at an Ivy League Institution, but you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and students. http://www.dental.upenn.edu/

Duties    

The Research Specialist A is expected to participate in and perform experimental design, data analysis including processing of mice tissue samples for flow cytometry analysis. The researcher is also expected to be able to work on DNA/RNA isolation, cDNA/cRNA preparation, q-PCR, and immuno-fluorescent and histochemical microscopy. The position will also include limited administrative responsibilities for the laboratory, including organization of lab meetings, maintenance of equipment, and reagent purchasing.

Qualifications    

A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Additional experience statistical techniques as well as proficiency in FlowJo cytometric analysis software is desired. Preferred candidates will have past experience and training in flow cytometry. The candidate is expected to be self-motivated and have the skill and confidence to work independently.

Affirmative Action Statement    

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.

Special Requirements  

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.