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

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-24164

Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST B/C

School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org MI-Microbiology

Posted to the Web 10/17/2016

Posted Job/Salary Grade 025

Employment Type Exempt

Hours 40.00

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8:00 - 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.

Duties

The Research Specialist B will assist in the study of viral infection and immunity in both mammalian and insect cells. The specialist will prepare all of the virus stocks for the laboratory and all of the knockout cell lines. In addition, the Research Specialist will be expected to become proficient in microscopy and other standard molecular biology assays. Duties also include data analysis and figure production. In addition to all of the above, the C level will also collaborate with Dr. Cherry to conduct, analyze and interpret complex experiments for collaborators. This individual will work independently to manage daily and weekly research projects, data collection and interpretation. He/she must be able to identify and resolve technical issues and use analytical and decision making skills to implement assigned projectsDr. Cherry’s laboratory is in an academic setting at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, PhiladelphiaPosition is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

Qualifications:Research Specialist B: A Bachelor’s Degree in biology or related field and 1 year to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Prior laboratory experience along with virology experience required. Research Specialist C: Same as above with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience. Both Positions: In addition to a sound, practical understanding of genetic, biochemical, and/or molecular biology approaches the optimal candidate would also display an eagerness to work as part of a team and to provide both intellectual and technical input to their own projects. Highly motivated individuals who can both work independently as well as in a group are invited to apply.

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/22119

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Applicant Documents

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