Research Specialist A

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
10 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2020
Ref
JR00017950
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

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.

Job Description Summary

We seek to recruit a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational skills to the Henao-Mejia Lab in the Institute for Immunology. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that control the development of inflammation. In particular, we study how specific regions of the non-coding genome influence the development, education and function of our immune system in response to environmental or tissue-derived cues. The main responsibilities will include managing the mouse colony, amending the IACUC animal protocol, organizing/ordering materials and reagents for the lab, and sharing lab maintenance duties. In addition, the selected individual is expected to perform experiments under the supervision of a postdoctoral researcher which will entail learning techniques such as flow cytometry, tissue culture of primary cells and cell lines, molecular cloning, western blotting, ELISA, PCR, and small animal breeding and husbandry. The position offers excellent opportunities for intellectual and scientific growth in an exciting and rapidly developing field. Position is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

We seek to recruit a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational skills to the Henao-Mejia Lab in the Institute for Immunology. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that control the development of inflammation. In particular, we study how specific regions of the non-coding genome influence the development, education and function of our immune system in response to environmental or tissue-derived cues. The main responsibilities will include managing the mouse colony, amending the IACUC animal protocol, organizing/ordering materials and reagents for the lab, and sharing lab maintenance duties. In addition, the selected individual is expected to perform experiments under the supervision of a postdoctoral researcher which will entail learning techniques such as flow cytometry, tissue culture of primary cells and cell lines, molecular cloning, western blotting, ELISA, PCR, and small animal breeding and husbandry. The position offers excellent opportunities for intellectual and scientific growth in an exciting and rapidly developing field.

Position is contingent upon funding.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

The successful applicants will preferably have a strong background in undergrad research in biological fields and should have excellent organizational and communication skills.

Working Conditions
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00

Affirmative Action Statement

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.

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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