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

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-24303

Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B

School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org PY-Physiology

Posted to the Web 11/04/2016

Posted Job/Salary Grade 024/025

Employment Type Exempt

Hours 40.00

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.

Duties

This position contributes to an ongoing research project involving transgenic mice. Research Specialist A Duties:Maintain mouse breeding program. Perform phenotypic and molecular characterization of mice. Maintain mammalian cells in tissue culture. Monitor, maintain, and organize the laboratory, ensuring adequate supplies for experiments; order supplies. Perform benchtop experiments. Prepare reagents. Enter and analyze data. Maintain records and laboratory journals of all data and technical protocols.Research Specialist B Duties:In addition to the above duties, the Research Specialist B will design benchtop experiments, maintain and expand cultures of mammalian and insect cell lines. Perform analysis of electrophysiological recordings, including statistical analyses of data use both custom-written and third-party software.

Qualifications

Research Specialist A: A Bachelor’s Degree in biology, chemistry, or related field and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Some previous lab experience preferred. Ability to work independently, and pay attention to detail is required. Must have strong organizational skills, good written and oral communication skills, and must be reliable and able to coordinate several projects concurrently. Research Specialist B:A Bachelor’s Degree in biology, chemistry, or related field and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Some previous lab experience preferred. Ability to work independently, and pay attention to detail is required. Must have strong organizational skills, good written and oral communication skills, and must be reliable and able to coordinate several projects concurrently.

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/22998

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Applicant Documents

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  • Resume

Optional Documents

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