Research Specialist B

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

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Job Description

The primary function of this position is to carry out advanced in vivo and in vitro experiments in breast cancer research. Research approaches will include the use of animal models of breast cancer and utilize various cell and molecular biology techniques. The job will include a combination of independent studies focused around multi-faceted team driven projects as well as providing Post-Doc support. Special emphasis is placed on molecular biology techniques. Duties will include conducting pre-clinical drug studies involving rodent models. Responsibilities will also include breeding colony management, genotyping, histology, survival surgery, and tissue harvest, as well as maintaining records and material stocks. Cell and molecular work may require experience in cloning, PCR, Q-PCR, western & northern blotting, tissue culture, and flow cytometry. Excellent communication & organizational skills are essential as well as the ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment.

BA/BS degree in Biology or a related field and 1-3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. The candidate is expected to be self-motivated and have the skill and confidence to work independently.  

Experience with multicolored flow cytometry and cell culture is required. Experience in the following technical areas will also be useful: DNA/RNA isolation, cDNA/cRNA preparation, q-PCR, and immuno-fluorescent and histochemical microscopy. Excellent communication, analytical, computer, and organizational skills are essential, as well as keen attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment.

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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