Research Specialist B

Pennsylvania, United States
18 May 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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.

Job Description Summary

Individual hire for this position will be a member of an established research team working in the exciting and dynamic field of antigen-specific T cell immunotherapies. The role will be integral to the pre-clinical development of the next generation of engineered cell therapies for cancer.

Job Description


  • Perform molecular and cellular in vitro assays
  • Generate gene-modified T cells for pre-clinical experiments
  • Technology development of new gene editing and molecular biology tools
  • In vitro propagation of human cancer cell lines
  • Perform multi-color flow cytometry analysis
  • Ordering and assisting in lab maintenance
  • Blending data analysis with computer operations
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s Degree is a plus. Experience working in a Molecular Biology and/or Immunology laboratory is strongly preferred. Good verbal and written communication skills are required. Excellent organizational and record keeping skills are necessary. This position also may involve work on weekends and University holidays.

Position is contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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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