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

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-19331

Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST B/C

School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org PA-Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Posted to the Web 02/20/2015

Posted Job/Salary Grade 025/026

Employment Type Exempt

Hours 40.00

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 9-6

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

Responsible for maintaining several novel transgenic mouse lines, including breeding, genotyping, and some surgical procedures. Maintain a data base of all transgenic mouse lines in the CNDR and provide a monthly census report for PIs. Develop and maintain a rapport with ULAR husbandry staff and supervisors to act as a liaison for CNDR. Act as shipping and receiving officer for the CNDR for transgenic mice, including weekly ordering of mice for all lab personnel. Provide technical assistance to postdocs and graduate students in the lab. Candidate must be extremely organized and be able to conduct work independently and within a team environment. Ability to multi task is critical. Other duties include maintaining some laboratory equipment, laboratory stock solutions, ordering supplies, as well as keeping a good lab notebook.In addition to the duties above the Specialist C will provide technical instruction/training for all rodent procedures to CNDR personnel and will prepare SOPs and IACUC protocols.

Qualifications

Research Specialist B: A Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of lab experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; Bachelor’s in biology, chemistry or molecular biology, animal science, or related field preferred. Experience in animal handling, mouse breeding strategies, colony management, animal surgery and genotyping by PCR preferred. Must be able to work independently as well as in a team. Must have strong organizational skills, good written and oral communication skills, and must be reliable; ability to coordinate several projects concurrently is essential. Willingness to learn new techniques is an asset. Research Specialist C: A Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of lab experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; Bachelor’s in biology, chemistry or molecular biology, animal science, or related field preferred. Experience in animal handling, mouse breeding strategies, colony management, animal surgery and genotyping by PCR preferred. Must be able to work independently as well as in a team. Must have strong organizational skills, good written and oral communication skills, and must be reliable; ability to coordinate several projects concurrently is essential. Willingness to learn new techniques is an asset.

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/8932

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  • What is your highest level of education completed?

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

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  • Do you have a Bachelor's in biology, chemistry or molecular biology, animal science, or related field?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have experience in animal handling, mouse breeding strategies, colony management, animal surgery and genotyping by PCR?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter