Research Specialist

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
23 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2020
Ref
JR00014638
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

Applicant will be required to design, coordinate and manage various lab projects. Applicant is required to work with Supervisor in areas of experimental design and troubleshooting. Applicant will assist the Supervisor in the development of new immune strategies in cancer. Applicant will also work with post-doctoral investigators and students in molecular studies in the field of tumor immunobiology. Research responsibilities include to clone, express, archive and validate various DNA constructs including Chimeric Antigen Receptor for T cell therapy, Cataloguing of DNA constructs and cell lines for the lab, protein purification of antigens and antibodies specific to tumor studies, and immune based in vitro cell culture experiments. Applicant will have be trained in use of IACUC-approved animal studies. Applicant will provide a secondary role in purchasing for the lab, as necessary. Importantly, applicant will aid in data analysis and reporting in cooperation with Supervisor.

Job Description

This position will be required to design, coordinate and manage various lab projects. Applicant is required to work with Supervisor in areas of experimental design and troubleshooting. Applicant will assist the Supervisor in the development of new immune strategies in cancer. Applicant will also work with post-doctoral investigators and students in molecular studies in the field of tumor immunobiology. Research responsibilities include to clone, express, archive and validate various DNA constructs including Chimeric Antigen Receptor for T cell therapy, Cataloguing of DNA constructs and cell lines for the lab, protein purification of antigens and antibodies specific to tumor studies, and immune based in vitro cell culture experiments. Applicant will have be trained in use of IACUC-approved animal studies. Applicant will provide a secondary role in purchasing for the lab, as necessary. Importantly, applicant will aid in data analysis and reporting in cooperation with Supervisor. Position is contingent upon funding.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience in research, clinical study, project and people management or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

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

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

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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