Resource Technologist

Pennsylvania, United States
29 May 2019
End of advertisement period
29 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.

This Resource Technologist position supports the Sample Processing and Cellular Immunology Lab operation of the Human Immunology Core (HIC) Facility. This individual will perform flow cytometry, Luminex, ELISA, Digital ELISA, ELISPOT, molecular assays or other assays/new technologies. This individual is also responsible for processing blood or other tissue samples including availability for late Friday and Saturday sample processing, if required. Additional duties include detailed manual and electronic record-keeping, sample inventory management, participating in equipment or reagent validation, sample shipment and retrieval, and development or updating of standard operating procedures.

This individual will serve as project manager or leader for several HIC projects per year and in this role he/she must interact effectively with HIC colleagues as well as with clients to design and conduct experiments, maintain quality control for the duration of a study, troubleshoot / recommend improvements, and meet deadlines. This individual is expected to keep abreast of emerging technologies in various immunology platforms and to recommend innovative methods, services, or products for the Core and its clients.

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related subject and 3 – 5 years of laboratory work (wet bench) experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are strongly preferred. Experience with blood and other sample processing and cryopreservation, immunology assays and/or prior work in a clinical or GLP lab setting are preferred.

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.