University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST D in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 13-29827

Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST D

School Name School of Engineering and Applied Science

Org Bioengineering

Posted to the Web 08/29/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 027

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Penn Engineering’s world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offer an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning. http://www.seas.upenn.edu/

Duties

Independently design and perform complex experiments in the research area of minipreps and maxipreps to prepare vectors for genome engineering. Clone sgRNA and CRISPR/Cas9 constructs into standard vector backbones. Conduct and optimize transfection assays and also prepare and characterize lentiviral particles for genome engineering. Participate in the long-term culture of whole brain organoids. Perform clonal selection and screening after transfection. Independently take on new/additional technical tasks that may arise during the research discovery process relating to assigned research project(s). Record, interpret and analyze results and develop new techniques. Ensure laboratory equipment is properly maintained, accurate laboratory records are kept, and adequate supplies are ordered. Assist the PI in administrative and scientific leadership needs such as (1) working with vendors to negotiate prices on lab reagents from sales representatives, (2) training new students on equipment, (3) leading scientific collaborations from a wet lab side, including Hi-C and routine analysis. Supervise and maintain an orderly, clean and safe laboratory. Serve as floor-leader for technical guidance across all lab projects. Opportunities for authorship on papers. Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

A Master’s Degree or more and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience or high degree of interest in genome editing technologies and mammalian tissue culture preferred. Prior lab experience with basic tissue culture and genome engineering techniques and experience working in a fast paced laboratory setting preferred.

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/39736

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  • Less than high school education

  • High School Diploma or GED

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter