University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-29768

Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B

School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org DM-Gastroenterology

Posted to the Web 08/29/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 024/025

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8-5

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

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.

School/Center Overview

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/

Duties

We are looking for a research specialist A/B to work as part of a large team of basic and translational scientists, and physicians investigating host-microbial interactions. Responsibilities of the Research Specialist A include bacterial culture; in vivo mouse experiments utilizing techniques such as oral gavage and submandibular blood collection; harvesting and processing of mouse tissues. The successful candidate is expected to work under the direction of the investigators. Additional responsibilities of the Research Specialist B include: immunofluorescence staining and fluorescence microscopy of mouse tissues; processing mouse tissue samples to extract immune and epithelial cells; acquiring flow cytometry data and performing basic data analysis. The successful candidate is expected to work semi-independently. While prior research experience with mouse handling is strongly preferred, this position will involve on-the-job training and acquisition of new skills. Other expectations of this position include attending and presenting data during lab meetings, actively engage in project discussions, attend seminars, and assisting other members of the lab as needed.

Qualifications

Research Specialist A: A Bachelor’s degree and 0 to 1 year of lab experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Research Specialist B: A Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 3 years of lab experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.Both positions: A Bachelor’s in biology, chemistry, or molecular biology, or related field preferred.The candidate must have strong organizational, excellent written and oral communication skills, and must be reliable; ability to coordinate several projects concurrently is essential. Willingness to lean new techniques is an asset.

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

Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/39734

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Applicant Documents

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