Research Specialist A

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
23 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2021
Ref
JR00027090
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

The Ren lab is searching for a new Research Specialist to assist with day to day experiments in their molecular biology lab.

Job Description

This position will help perform protein chemistry and cellular biology experiments under the supervision of the PI or senior lab members. The Research Specialist will carry out routine tasks such as preparation of media and reagents, perform DNA and protein extractions, place orders for supplies, and help maintain inventory. An individual in this position will also be expected to gather data from experiments, complete data entry and analyze data in collaboration with Principal Investigators and postdoctoral researchers - with the intent of presenting research results in laboratory meetings.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with lab animals is a plus, but not required. High level of organization and efficiency, ability to pay close attention to detail.  Ability to work independently, train others, and assemble research into reports for presentation.  

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
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00

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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