Research Specialist A
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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 Lab of Dr. Sunil Singhal is seeking a Research Specialist A. The translational research lab is currently focused on immunotherapy and molecular imaging of lung cancer, esophageal cancer and mesothelioma. The research specialist is expected to participate in and perform experiments, data analysis and data presentation under the direct supervision of a senior lab staff. The Research Specialist A will be involved in tissue acquisition and processing of human and mouse samples. Other duties include but are not limited to managing molecular imaging equipment, maintaining cell lines, primary cell culturing, performing flow cytometry, western blots, ELISA, DNA, and RNA isolation, keeping inventory and ordering supplies. This position requires work with mouse models, like husbandry, i.v, i.p, s.c injection and tissue harvesting. Prior mouse experience preferred, but not required.
Position is contingent upon funding.
Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00
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