Research Specialist D

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
15 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2020
Ref
JR00020098
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

This research position is to undertake murine research with biosafety level 3 pathogens. Responsibilities include but are not limited to completing animal infections, animal handling, disease monitoring, tissue collection and analysis. Individuals must maintain detailed records of experiments and results and will additionally be responsible for providing quality control monitoring and decontamination of laboratory spaces.

Job Description

This research position is to undertake murine research with biosafety level  3 pathogens. Incumbent is responsible research procedures (bench and animal) in a high contamination laboratory (ABSL-3). Responsibilities include but are not limited to completing animal infections, animal handling, disease monitoring, tissue collection and analysis. The ability to work independently, diligently and responsibly are essential. Individuals must maintain detailed records of experiments and results and will additionally be responsible for providing quality control monitoring and decontamination of laboratory spaces. This position is essential.

Qualifications

A Master's degree and 3-5 years experience or an equivalent combination is required. Major skill sets required are excellent organization, communication (written and verbal), and extraordinary attention and adherence to procedure and detail. Previous experience with murine research and/or pathogens is required. Experience with both is preferred.

Working Conditions

Requires extensive safety; Alternative work schedules

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; typically standing or walking; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less; Using tools requiring high dexterity

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

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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