Research Specialist A

Pennsylvania, United States
01 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2020
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

Candidate will assist in neurodegenerative disease research using established and novel techniques in recombinant protein purification, biochemistry, immunocytochemistry, and molecular biology. The candidate will also be expected to work using sterile cell culture techniques to generate, maintain, and analyze both primary cultures and cell lines (e.g., preparation of materials, dissection and plating, feeding, transfection, transduction, staining, and imaging). The candidate must be able to work independently and within a team environment. Ability to multi-task is key and other duties will include data analysis, preparation of stock laboratory reagents, and documenting laboratory activities in an organized notebook. Candidate will be expected to attend and present at regular laboratory meetings and take part in activities of the Center.


Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies

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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