Research Specialist A, Microbiology Department

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
23 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2021
Ref
JR00027189
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A (Microbiology Dept.)

Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A

Job Description Summary
A full-time position for a Research Specialist A is available in the Department of Microbiology in the laboratory of Dr. Michela Locci. The research goal of the laboratory is to elucidate the immunobiology of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells and antibody responses in health and disease. More information can be found on our laboratory website: https://www.loccilab.com. The Research Specialist will perform basic immunology experiments using in vivo mouse models, cell cultures and analysis of samples by flow cytometry and histology. Additionally, the work will include general laboratory maintenance duties and management of our mouse colony. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, able to work efficiently, carefully record and organize experiments, sustain independent projects as well as work as a member of a team. Candidates should have a B.S. in immunology or related fields and laboratory experience in small animal model biology. Experience with flow cytometry and confocal microscopy is a plus.

Job Description

A full-time position for a Research Specialist A is available in the Department of Microbiology in the laboratory of Dr. Michela Locci. The research goal of the laboratory is to elucidate the immunobiology of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells and antibody responses in health and disease. More information can be found on our laboratory website: https://www.loccilab.com. The Research Specialist will perform basic immunology experiments using in vivo mouse models, cell cultures and analysis of samples by flow cytometry and histology. Additionally, the work will include general laboratory maintenance duties and management of our mouse colony. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, able to work efficiently, carefully record and organize experiments, sustain independent projects as well as work as a member of a team. Candidates should have a B.S. in immunology or
related fields and laboratory experience in small animal model biology. Experience with flow cytometry and confocal microscopy
is a plus.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00

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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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