RESEARCH SPECIALIST B
Duties: The Penn Image-Guided Interventions Laboratory led by Dr. Terence Gade in the Departments of Radiology and Cancer Biology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a highly motivated and organized Research Specialist. The research interests of our laboratory lie at the intersection of image-guided interventions, cancer biology and molecular imaging. Our lab seeks to unravel the influence of the tumor's metabolic microenvironment on cancer cells as well as non-cancerous stromal cells in modulating tumor progression and response to therapy. The lab utilizes a multidisciplinary approach from in vivo animal models of cancer, biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular imaging strategies. Our research emphasizes translation with the ultimate goal of leveraging our findings to develop novel imaging and therapeutic strategies for patients.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and have excellent organizational skills. This position offers the opportunity to participate in an innovative research environment, gain hands-on experience with a variety of experimental techniques, and make critical contributions to primary research publications. Qualified individuals will be expected to maintain animal colonies, oversee general lab operations, and assist other lab personnel with experimental procedures and analysis. Additional duties include but are not limited to: animal surgeries, animal husbandry, DNA preparation, RNA isolation, protein purification and preparation, PCR-based genotyping, RT-PCR, Western Blotting, molecular subcloning, cell culture, immunofluorescence, live cell imaging as well as NMR spectroscopy and spectral analysis.
Qualifications: Qualified individuals must have a Bachelor's degree in science, 1 to 3 years of prior laboratory experience in some area of biological or physical sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Exceptional organization skills, willingness to work with animals, desire to work as part of a dynamic research environment individually and in a team are also needed. Prior experience with cell culture, biochemical techniques, molecular biology techniques, cell biology techniques, animal husbandry and NMR spectroscopy is preferred, but is not required
Reference Number: 40-25397
Salary Grade: 025
Employment Type: Exempt
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