Research Specialist

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
05 May 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Ref
JR00015838
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

Plans and conducts basic  experiments to meet research project objectives, with close supervision. The Research Specialist will work on a project related to ovarian cancer biology. Our goal is to acquire new insights and translate important findings into clinically useful tools. The Research Specialist should have experience in cell culture and/or molecular biology. The Research Specialist will work with the guidance of a team of researchers (PI, Post-Doc fellows, and other Research Specialists). The Research Specialist will be required to perform different tasks including recombinant protein production and purification, as a well as mammalian cell culture. The candidate will maintain an organized notebook, participate in weekly project meetings and lab meetings.

Job Description

The Drapkin Laboratory in the Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center. The Research Specialist will work on a project related to ovarian cancer biology. Our goal is to acquire new insights and translate important findings into clinically useful tools. The Research Specialist should have experience in cell culture and/or molecular biology. The Research Specialist will work with the guidance of a team of researchers (PI, Post-Doc fellows, and other Research Specialists). The Research Specialist will be required to perform different tasks including recombinant protein production and purification, as a well as mammalian cell culture. The candidate will maintain an organized notebook, participate in weekly project meetings and lab meetings.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree with minimum 0-1 year of laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. The candidate should have experience with cell culture and molecular biology techniques, such as recombinant protein production and purification. Occasionally may have to work on weekends and evenings as project requires. Flexibility of hours is also required. The candidate should be organized, detailed-oriented and a team player.in research and clinical study methodologies

This position is contingent upon grant funding.

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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