Research Specialist

Pennsylvania, United States
23 May 2019
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Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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.

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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 School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.

Research Specialist for Drosophila research laboratory. Design and perform experiments. Gather data, analyze data and present data at laboratory meetings and at national scientific meetings. Research includes maintenance of Drosophila stocks, Drosophila genetics for screens, Drosophila histological analysis, Drosophila molecular biological analysis including generation of RNA, performing PCR, cloning, preparation of constructs, all in aid of scientists in the laboratory. Work also includes maintaining records of reagents and reagent use within the laboratory by computer documentation. Work includes help with various other tasks associated with research and generation of reagents for ongoing research in the laboratory.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or related field and 1 years to 3 years of research experiment experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 1 to 3 years experience in the maintenance of Drosophila stocks, working with Drosophila genetics for screens, Drosophila histological analysis and Drosophila molecular biological analysis preferred.

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