Research Specialist C, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Location
Philadelphia, United States
Posted
24 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2020
Ref
JR00014304
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

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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.

Posted Job Title
Research Specialist C

Job Profile Title
Research Specialist C

Job Description Summary

Working at Penn Engineering in the Cremins Lab, the researcher will independently design and conduct moderately complex research in the area of tissue culture experiments on embryonic stem cells, neural progenitor cells, induced pluripotent stem cells and brain organoids.

Job Description

Independently design and conduct moderately complex research in the area of tissue culture experiments on embryonic stem cells, neural progenitor cells, induced pluripotent stem cells and brain organoids. Develop protocols. The researcher will harvest and grow MEF feeder layers. The researcher will perform minipreps and maxipreps to prepare vectors for genome engineering. The researcher will clone sgRNA and CRISPR/Cas9 constructs into standard vector backbones. The researcher will conduct and optimize transfection assays and also prepare and characterize lentiviral particles for genome engineering. The researcher will assist in the long-term
culture of whole brain organoids. The researcher will perform clonal selection and screening after transfection. Assist with research supervision and supply ordering. Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree in molecular and cell biology or related field and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Ability to troubleshoot and solve cellular and genome engineering challenges independently and flexibility and independence to take on new/additional technical tasks that may arise during the discovery process will be important.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement

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Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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