UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Research Specialist A/B - School of Medicine

Location
Pennsylvania (US)
Posted
17 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2018
Ref
40-29736
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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/

Research Specialist A:
The primary function of this position is to support and conduct mouse-related experiments for the Luo Laboratory. These experiments typically involve mouse crossing, tissue harvest, behavioral tasks, virus injection, recombinant DNA, data analysis, etc. In addition, this person will also help with lab management and organization, such as lab reagent storage, shipment, etc.
Research Specialist B:
In addition to the duties outlined above, at least 1 year experience, and ability to independently perform mouse crossing, tissue harvest, behavioral tasks, virus injection, recombinant DNA.

Research Specialist A: Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A degree in Biology or related areas preferred.
Research Specialist B: Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A degree in Biology or related areas preferred.
Both: The candidate should be highly motivated, responsible, well-organized, a good team-worker, and have multitasking skills. Some previous lab experiences are desirable. Stong communication skills necessary.

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