Feb 25, 2017
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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 Research Specialist C 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 projects

Dr. Cherry's laboratory is in an academic setting at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications: 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.

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 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.

Reference Number: 40-25123

Salary Grade: 025/026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: MI-Microbiology

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.

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research

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