University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 58-29853
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
School Name School of Veterinary Medicine
Org Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine
Posted to the Web 09/04/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule M-F 9-5 occasional weekend/evening hours
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
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. http://www.vet.upenn.edu/
This is a research specialist position in a laboratory examining the role of type III collagen in the regenerative and tumor microenvironments. The individual will maintain laboratory equipment, supplies and records and perform general cell and molecular techniques. Work involves DNA/RNA/protein preparation of canine, feline and murine samples (will have involvement with research animals) and gene and protein expression analysis by northern, real-time RT-PCR, western blot, ELISAs and immunohistochemistry. Position will involve tissue processing and cell culturing and will involve in vivo murine studies. Must be able to work in the laboratory independently and perform data analysis of studies performed. Occasional weekend/evenings required. ____________
A Bachelor’s degree is required and 0 to 1 year of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience in the field of stromal cell biology and/or extracellular matrix is required. Tissue culture experience is required. Must be able to work independently, to effectively troubleshoot technical difficulties and work well with others. Must have ability to analyze data and contribute to manuscript and grant preparation. Occasional weekend/evenings required. Must be able to work with laboratory animals. Must be able to work for long periods at the lab bench or laminar flow hood. Must be capable of moving around the laboratory and in supply rooms as needed. Must be capable of lifting boxes containing supplies as needed. Most experiments require a high degree of manual dexterity.
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.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/39820
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