Laboratory Research Technician

Pennsylvania, United States
$20.00 - $36.00
27 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2020
Contract Type
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.

Posted Job Title

Laboratory Research Technician

Job Profile Title

Laboratory Resources Coordinator

Job Description Summary

The research technician will work with senior post-doctoral fellows, research associates and pathology lab staff to perform general lab duties including cell culture, basic laboratory experiments such as western blots, PCR, processing of patient blood samples, patient biospecimen annotation and tracking, and shipping of samples to collaborators.

Job Description

The responsibilities include that the individual will perform various research laboratory assignments, in accordance with standard practices and procedures. This position requires organizational skills and basic lab skill. The individual will maintain and organize tissue biospecimens, cell culture inventory and general lab maintenance activities. The individual will help plan experiments and perform the experiments with exquisite documentation and maintenance of all necessary records for regulatory compliance and publication. As needed, the individual will also assist in data collection for grant applications. Position is contingent upon funding.




Associate’s degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$20.00 - $36.00

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.