Research Specialist B - School of Veterinary Medicine

Expiring today

Pennsylvania (US)
21 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

The primary function of this position is to prepare and section frozen brain specimens from rodents, conduct immunohistochemical procedures and subsequent microscopic evaluation, analyses, and documentation of the results. Additional duties include overseeing a colony of wild-type and transgenic rats, inducing anesthesia and conducting moderately complex aseptic surgeries and arterial/venous cannulations. The purpose of the position is also to execute various daily functions necessary for the maintenance of the lab, such as ordering supplies, contacting suppliers and internal regulatory units, preparing standard solutions, and assisting a postdoctoral researcher and undergraduate students in their research activities, as directed by the Principal Investigator. 

Level B: A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 

Level C: Same as above, 3 to 5 years of experience. 

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