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

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-19916

Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B

School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org DM-Infectious Diseases

Posted to the Web 05/20/2015

Posted Job/Salary Grade 024/025

Employment Type Exempt

Hours 40.00

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 9-5

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

Research Specialist A will perform biochemical assays as part of a lead optimization program on a target related to bacterial antibiotic resistance and also perform microbiological assays on laboratory or clinical bacterial strains. S/he will be responsible for executing experiments independently after training, collation and analysis of data and presentation of results. The specialist will work closely with graduate and post-doctoral students in the laboratory to perform studies which support overall lab’s overall aims and s/he may be responsible for other general laboratory duties. A high level of organization, technical proficiency, efficiency and ability to multi-task are all important.Research Specialist B position will undertake the duties outlined above, with the additional expectation that the candidate will develop novel assays for addressing the same research questions. Moreover, it is expected that the RS-B candidate will have a greater laboratory experience than the RS-A candidate, such that s/he can make greater contributions to more complex biochemical or microbiological studies.Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

Research Specialist A: BA/BS in Science and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Educational or research experience with biochemistry is preferred. Experience with standard microbiological techniques is preferred. Experience with general laboratory techniques is required.Research Specialist B: Same as above with a requirement for a minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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/10529

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Jobs@Penn

  • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter

  • Referred by a Penn Employee

  • Referred by a friend or family member

  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

  • Inside Higher Ed

  • Indeed.com

  • Other Internet Advertisement

  • Linkedin

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  • Other Social Media Site

  • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website

  • Diversity Association/Publication Website

  • Heard about it at a conference or career fair


  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • Less than high school education

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Vocational or Technical School

  • Associate's Degree or Two Year College

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree


  • How many years of experience do you have related to this position?

  • 0 to 1 Year

  • 1 to 2 Years

  • 2 to 3 Years

  • 3 to 5 Years

  • 5 to 7 Years

  • 7 to 10 Years

  • Over 10 Years


  • Do you have educational or research experience with biochemistry?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have experience with standard microbiological techniques?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have experience with general laboratory techniques?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter