Research Specialist B, Molecular Lab, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square

Pennsylvania, United States
09 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
09 Feb 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
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 Research Specialist B in the Molecular Lab position is located in Kennett Square, PA. This position involves the performance of diagnostic testing on avian and mammalian samples including molecular assays (PCR) and virus isolation. This position also assists with serological testing when needed. Strong communication and computer skills are necessary. The laboratory management system is computer-based and is used to accession, result, and finalize case results.

Job Description

Duties include:

  • Accession, result, and finalize cases in the computer-based laboratory information
  • management system
  • Prepare samples for diagnostic testing
  • Perform real-time PCR and sequencing assays for various avian and mammalian pathogens
  • Perform molecular testing on samples
  • Perform QA tasks for molecular testing and virus isolation
  • Perform basic housekeeping duties in BSL2 plus facility
  • Participate in required trainings (onsite and offsite) and proficiency testing
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Bachelor's Degree and 1-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Job Location - City, State

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Veterinary 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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