Research Specialist A

Location
Pennsylvania United States
Posted
17 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2018
Ref
40-29392
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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.

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/

We are looking for a highly motivated, scientifically inquisitive and dedicated individual to join a translational cancer genomics laboratory as a Research Specialist A studying breast cancer. The laboratory is using patient samples to study the role of inherited DNA repair genes in breast tumor formation and response to therapy. The Research Specialist A will perform basic molecular and cellular biology techniques including DNA and RNA extraction and next generation based sequencing. Additional opportunities are available in organoid generation and study depending on background and expertise. Bachelor’s degree required; major in biological or chemical sciences with laboratory experience preferred. Experience with large complex datasets, including rudimentary bioinformatics skills are beneficial but not required.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

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.

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