Research Specialist

Pennsylvania, United States
22 May 2019
End of advertisement period
22 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 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 position is available within an immunology lab at the University of Pennsylvania. The laboratory is interested in understanding T cell differentiation and uses both in vitro and in vivo approaches to probe the cellular, molecular and epigenetic pathways regulating this process. We are seeking a motivated and well-organized individual to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing general laboratory support and will have the opportunity to directly contribute to research projects and learn advanced techniques.

Major responsibilities include assisting with cellular and molecular experiments, maintenance of a mouse colony, genotyping, and ordering supplies.

A BA/BS in Biology or a related field and 0-1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Prior experience in a research laboratory a plus. If the candidate does not have prior working knowledge of immunology, S/he must be willing to learn the basics of this field. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, effective communication, and be able to work both independently as well as being an effect member of a research team.

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.