Research Specialist A

Expiring today

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
05 May 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Ref
JR00016427
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

This Research Specialist A position will involve tracking the genomic integration sites of viral vectors in various projects. The position entails DNA purification, amplification, manipulation, and DNA library preparation and sequencing. Some programming and statistical methods would be desirable to analyze sequencing results.

Job Description

This Research Specialist A position will involve tracking the genomic integration sites of viral vectors in various projects. The position requires expertise in DNA manipulation and bioinformatics analysis. The candidate should have experience with DNA purification, amplification, cloning and sequencing. The applicant should also be familiar with online tools for DNA sequence manipulation and analysis. Expertise with programming and statistical analysis are also desirable. The candidate will also communicate research and results at weekly lab meetings.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and 0-1 year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. The candidate should be familiar with DNA purification, amplification, cloning and sequencing as well as online tools for DNA sequence manipulation and analysis. Expertise with programming and statistical analysis are also desirable.

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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