Research Specialist B, Cardiovascular Medicine Department

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
14 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2020
Ref
JR00024895
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

Designs and performs routine to complex laboratory experiments and scientific procedures relating to assigned research project(s). Records, interprets and analyzes results using prescribed methods or developing new techniques. Maintains an orderly, clean and safe laboratory. Operates and maintains laboratory equipment, and maintains accurate laboratory records and adequate supplies. Assists senior-level research personnel with related duties as required.

Job Description

Designs and performs routine to complex laboratory experiments and scientific procedures relating to assigned research project(s). Records, interprets and analyzes results using prescribed methods or developing new techniques. Maintains an orderly, clean and safe laboratory. Operates and maintains laboratory equipment, and maintains accurate laboratory records and adequate supplies. Assists senior-level research personnel with related duties as required.​

(A) Molecular biology benchwork as assigned: nucleic acid and protein isolation/purification, Western blotting, PCR, qRT-PCR
(B) Design and execute independent molecular biology research projects utilizing sterile cell culture including iPSC cells, qPCR, IHC, Western Blot, and Advanced Microscopy techniques

Assist with animal experiments including general animal husbandry management including genotyping, designing complex multi-transgene crosses, tissue dissection, and advanced cardiac imaging with SPECT and echocardiography

Daily maintenance tasks for lab including making stock solutions, ordering, inventory/package receiving, University Compliance procedures/updating protocols for IACUC, EHRS, Radiation Safety

Analyze data, prepare data reports/powerpoint slides and participate in laboratory meetings 

Perform additional duties as assigned

Qualifications

BA/BS and 1-3 years experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

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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