University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 40-20683
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org SU-Surgery Administration
Posted to the Web 08/13/2015
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8-5pm
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 Research Specialist will be involved with the study of Molecular biology and donor organ-specific exosome profiles from transplant recipient patients’ blood/bodily fluids which can serve as a novel, non-invasive, accurate, and time-sensitive biomarker assay to monitor transplant organ rejection/injury. Responsibilities include, but will not be limited to, perform exosome isolation analysis, RNA profiling assays as well as data analysis. This position will also help assist in the care of the animals, tissue culture, and histology; coordinate the collection of human samples, clinic visits, patient consents, documentation and monitoring.
A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Required skills include Molecular biology experience, basic animal handling skills, good organizational skills, experience with tissue culture and histology.
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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/12538
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