Research Specialist

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
07 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Aug 2019
Ref
40-32218
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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.

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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

A Cancer Biology laboratory is searching for a motivated, highly organized individual to assist in experimental animal model systems aimed at understanding genetic and molecular aberrations in cancer. Qualified individuals will be expected to maintain a mouse colony, contribute experimentally to ongoing research projects, and oversee general laboratory operations. Applicants should have a good working knowledge of molecular biology and genetics, as well as a fearless aptitude for learning diverse experimental approaches. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with cutting edge technologies in cancer biology, and be recognized via authorship in research publications. The position is ideal for applicants ultimately looking to pursue academic research endeavors. A two-year minimum commitment is required.

Research Specialist A – Duties include but not limited to: mouse husbandry, PCR-based genotyping, in vivo tumor imaging (bioluminescence and micro-
Computed Tomography), preparation/analysis of histological samples, cell culture, flow cytometry, as well as DNA, RNA, and Protein isolation and detection techniques.

Research Specialist B – will undertake the duties outlined for the Research Specialist A position, with the additional expectation that the candidate will develop novel solutions to research questions in addition to employing established methods.

Moreover, it is expected that the Research Specialist B candidate will have a greater laboratory experience than the Research Specialist A candidate, such that s/he can make greater contributions to more complex questions, and is expected to perform more independently.

Research Specialist A:
Bachelor’s degree; 0-1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; Working knowledge of general principles in genetics and molecular biology; Accurate and timely record keeping; Impeccable organization; Demonstrated interest in working in a laboratory setting;

Research Specialist B:
Bachelor’s degree; 1-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; Working knowledge of general principles in genetics and molecular biology; Accurate and timely record keeping; Impeccable organization; Demonstrated interest in working in a laboratory setting

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.