Research Specialist

Pennsylvania, United States
$32,000.00 - $57,600.00
05 May 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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Posted Job Title

Research Specialist A

Job Profile Title

Research Specialist A

Job Description Summary

Working at Penn Engineering in the Cremins Lab, the research specialist performs routine laboratory experiments focused on CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing.

Job Description

Performs routine laboratory experiments focused on CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, including: lentiviral packaging, repair template design, drug selection, single cell clone isolation and profiling, guide RNA cloning, minipreps, transduction/transfection of mammalian cells, genome editing with Cas9 or Cas9 nickase, or dCas9 protein engineering. Perform literature searches, find published protocols, and troubleshoot CRISPR protocols and get them established across a range of cell types and applications in the lab. Maintains an orderly lab notebook, records, interprets and analyzes data within prescribed methods. Position is contingent on continued funding.

A Bachelor's Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Prior lab experience with basic molecular biology techniques, virus packaging, or cell culture preferred. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work
independently is essential.


Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Pay Range

$32,000.00 - $57,600.00

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