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

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 51-24099

Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B

School Name School of Dental Medicine

Org Biochemistry

Posted to the Web 10/07/2016

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. Maintenance of any size mouse colony. Records, interprets and analyzes results using prescribed methods. Maintains an orderly, clean and safe laboratory environment. Operates and maintains laboratory equipment, maintains accurate laboratory records and adequate lab supplies. Assists senior-level research personnel with related duties as required. Research Specialist B. Maintenance of any size mouse colony. Designs and performs basic to moderately complex laboratory experiments and scientific procedures relating to assigned research project(s). Records, interprets and analyzes results using prescribed methods. Maintains an orderly, clean and safe laboratory environment. Operates and maintains laboratory equipment, maintains accurate laboratory records and adequate lab supplies. Assists senior-level research personnel with related duties as required. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in cloning, mutagenesis and genotyping.Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

Research Specialist A: A Bachelor’s Degree is required and 0-1 year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience working in laboratory environment; knowledge of laboratory procedures and protocols preferred. Research Specialist B: Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Previous experience in cell culture & protein purification required, as well as, molecular biology techniques including cloning and DNA prep. The Research Specialist must have excellent organizational, and computer skills required.

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/21969

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  • 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

  • Unique Advantage

  • Recruitment and/or staffing agency


  • 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 experience working in the lab environment?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have knowledge of laboratory procedures and protocols?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have previous experience in cell culture and protein purification?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter