Research Specialist

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
24 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Aug 2020
Ref
JR00017948
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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

The candidate will conduct independent basic research to understand the mechanisms that control fat tissue development and function. The candidate will also oversee laboratory management including purchasing, maintaining equipment, overseeing. While not required, the ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. with expertise in cellular and molecular biology, cell culture and genetic approaches (gene editing, cloning, etc). Expertise with adipose cell culture models including 3T3-L1, brown fat cells, 10T1/2 cells and primary adipose-derived stem cells is desired. The candidate should be well versed in transcriptomics and cistromics, as well as the bioinformatics tools required to analyze the complex datasets generated from these approaches. Job contingent upon continued funding,

Job Description

Initiate, contribute and manage development of multiple projects at direction of Principal Investigator. Leads research team to design and conduct qualitative research, instrument development projects which includes proposal development, research design, data collection, survey design, qualitative analyses, and report writing, to name a few. Develops literature, reports, manuscripts and publications to drive funding opportunities. Develops relationships with existing and potential funders, research partners, research sites, regulatory offices and affiliated organizations as part of stakeholder management. Responsible to train and supervise staff, interface with existing postdoctoral fellows and students in the laboratory. Develop and implement all safety procedures in the lab including drafting and implementing new SOPs and protocols for general laboratory practices, in compliance with Safety regulations. Close partnership with Principal Investigator to ensure success of all researches/clinical studies.

Qualifications

Master's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience in research, project and people management or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. PhD preferred

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

$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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