Research Specialist

Expiring today

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
05 May 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Ref
JR00016441
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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

Assist members of the laboratory with experiment that study the regulation of metabolism and the circadian rhythm using mouse models.  Daily management of lab equipment, documents, and lab animals are needed to ensure compliance of the laboratory.  Will work closely with Senior Research Specialists, Post Docs, and Principal Investigator (PI) on experimental procedures accordance to established protocols.

Job Description

Design and conduct experiments pertaining to the physiology of nuclear hormone receptors in mouse models. Assist with routine laboratory duties. The position requires the daily handling of mice, genotyping and colony maintenance. Attention to detail and careful record keeping of the mouse colonies is required. Experimental procedures include but not limited to weight tracking, blood collection, and metabolic tests. Lab work may include RNA isolation, qPCR, Western blots, etc. Data analysis and reporting. 

Position 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.

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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