Resource Techologist B

Pennsylvania (US)
11 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2019
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 scope of responsibilities for this position includes the management, maintenance and quality control of a large breeding colony of immune-deficient mice, coordination and execution of complex in-vivo experiments and procedures for the Stem Cell and Xenograft Core. These responsibilities require a high level of attention to detail, expertise and proficiency in highly specialized techniques (such as survival surgeries) related to the wide range of complex in vivo services offered by the Core.

Other key responsibilities include frequent and efficient communication with users and principal investigators (individually and in groups) for the short to long-term planning of experiments, problem solving and development of new procedures to enhance operational efficiency. In addition, this position requires the collection, organization and exchange of datasets with Penn-based and external principal investigators. Finally this position requires regular communications with managers at ULAR and other departments to anticipate mid to long-term demand for animals, services, and space.

Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years of full-time experience with laboratory research or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

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.