University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 58-24278


School Name School of Veterinary Medicine

Org Biomedical Sciences

Posted to the Web 10/25/2016

Posted Job/Salary Grade 025

Employment Type Exempt

Hours 35.00

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 9:00 to 5:00

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.


Prepare and section frozen rodent brain tissue and conduct immunohistochemical procedures followed by microscopic documentation of results. Oversee colony of transgenic rats, including breeding and genotyping using PCR. Induce anesthesia and conduct moderately complex aseptic and non-aseptic surgery on experimental rats and assist other surgeons. Assemble and process data sets using spreadsheet (Excel or similar) and digital image processing software (Photoshop or similar). Conduct various functions necessary for daily maintenance of the lab, such as ordering supplies, contacting suppliers, and overseeing work of undergraduate students. Conduct literature searches.Contingent upon Funding.


Bachelor’s degree in biology, neuroscience or biochemistry and 1 to 3 years of relevant research lab experience, including working with rodent (rat/mice) species, immunohistochemistry and microscopy or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Experience with aseptic and non-aseptic small animal surgery. Proficiency with the use of word-processing, spreadsheet and image processing software. Strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills. Orientation to detail and ability to prioritize daily and weekly tasks and apply sound scientific reasoning. Position contingent upon extramural grant funding.

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.

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  • Do you have experience with aseptic and non-aseptic small animal surgery?

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  • Are you proficient with the use of word-processing, spreadsheet and image processing software?

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  • Do you have strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills?

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