Research Specialist

Pennsylvania, United States
03 Jun 2019
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03 Aug 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.

The Research Specialist C is sought to be involved in investigating of the role of the inflammatory myeloid cells in the tumor microenvironment and the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which tumor modulate their immune functions in cancer patients and tumor-bearing mice. The Research Specialist C will be involved in all aspects of the individual projects. He/She is expected to conceive, participate in and perform experiments, data analysis, as well as independently manages the day-to-day operations of the lab in collaboration with Principal Investigator. Other duties include maintaining cell lines, primary cell culturing, performing flow staining, working with mouse models (i.v, i.p, s.c injection, tissue harvesting. In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities will be involved in more complex experiments including ELISA, DNA and RNA isolation, Multiplex (Luminex), evaluating tumoricidal activity of tumor-associated myeloid cells, time lapse microscopy, acquisition and analysis flow cytometry. Candidate should be proficient in independent paper writing. This position has the potential for significant independent research activity.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Applicants should have good writing and communication skills. Must be able to work as part of a team but also function with a high level of independence.

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.