Research Specialist B
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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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/
The candidate will work in the Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM). The candidate will perform a variety of tasks to maintain the laboratory including the production of virus stocks, viral tittering and preparation of reagents for cell culture. In addition, the candidate will perform a variety of viral infection assays, including drug testing and RNAi depletion of host factors, viral tittering, qPCR and immunoblots to monitor viral infection. The ability to perform other basic molecular assays such as protein and DNA gel electrophoresis and western blotting is essential. The candidate must be capable of maintaining articulate
documentation of daily tasks and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
The Research Specialist B will work with the principal investigator to design and implement biological assays to evaluate the role of host genes in viral infection in neurons and with collaborators. Specific responsibilities will include moderately complex procedures/techniques in eukaryotic/mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, and cell biology.
This position is contingent on funding.
Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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