Research Specialist B/C, Biomedical Sciences

Pennsylvania, United States
10 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
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.

Posted Job Title

Research Specialist B/C - Biomedical Sciences

Job Profile Title

Research Specialist B

Job Description Summary

We are seeking a motivated Research Specialist to play an integral role in our continuing translational cancer research projects. Specifically, the candidate will be immersed in our animal-based experiments, including but not limited to animal husbandry, T cell immunotherapy studies and non-invasive whole animal imaging. They will also participate in generating scientific hypotheses, experimental design, data analysis and troubleshooting under the guidance of the PI and senior members of the laboratory. The candidate may also help with other experiments, including primary cell isolation and tissue culture, QPCR, genotyping, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy.

Job Description

The candidate must be proficient in handling research animals, including performing intravenous injections. A sound understanding of molecular biology and aseptic cell culture techniques is also preferred. The applicant should be detail oriented and skilled at prioritizing tasks and working efficiently with sound scientific reasoning. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, statistics and graphics packages and database/literature software is highly desirable. The individual must be proactive in daily tasks/duties and equipped with strong written and verbal communication skills. Must have excellent organizational skills to manage multiple responsibilities and competent to work independently as needed.

Research Specialist B: BA/BS and 1-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination

Research Specialist C: BA/BS and 3-5 years of experience or an equivalent combination

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Veterinary 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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