Research Specialist C

Pennsylvania (US)
11 Jun 2019
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10 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
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 Translational and Correlative Studies Laboratory (TCSL) Research Specialist C will serve as the primary flow cytometry technician for the Correlative Flow Cytometry Team, functioning as a super-user of the BD LSR II Fortessa, as well as the FCS Express flow cytometry analysis software.

This individual will assist the Team Lead in conducting extensive weekly planning to accommodate diverse polychromatic flow cytometry panels alongside the team’s processing commitments, create detailed flow cytometry experimental plans, and play a pivotal role to ensure smooth functioning of the sample pipeline. Further, this staffer will be responsible for the execution of a majority of the flow cytometry obligations of the Cellular Correlative Team, including complex immune-phenotyping of whole bone marrow samples from Multiple Myeloma patients.

The Research Specialist C will also undertake the development and validation of non-routine cellular correlative assays in conjunction with standard obligations. Finally, this individual will contribute to the daily processing and bio-banking of human samples from numerous clinical trials.

A Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences and 3-5 years academic laboratory work of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Two years’ expertise with multiparametric flow cytometry and cellular assays (required). Familiarity with BD LSR II Fortessa flow cytometer, FlowJo and FCS Express software (preferred). Human sample handling: blood, bone marrow aspirate, tissues, fluids (preferred).
Strong organizational skills (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.