RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR SR
Duties: The Penn Center for Pulmonary Biology is seeking an experienced research scientist to serve as a Senior Research Investigator to lead the scientific research projects and manage the day to day operations of the Human Lung Biology Core housed within the Center. This position requires specialized knowledge in both in vivo and ex vivo tissue recombination experiments including cell specific organoid experiments. This entails the use of fluorescent activated cell sorting (FACS) to identify new cell surface markers for both mouse and human lung cell lineages and optimize these techniques to characterize the function of these lineages in repair and regeneration of the lung. The appropriate applicant will have extensive experience in transcriptome and epigenetic analysis using RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and other methods.
The investigator would also have a supervisory and training role for existing and newly hired laboratory staff as well as hands-on lab based work involving primary lung tissue preparation, cell culture and downstream molecular biology assays and protocols. Additional responsibilities include project management of large scale projects that interface with multiple labs on the Penn campus, manuscript preparation and development of SOP procedures for the Core Staff.
Qualifications: Ph.D. and 5-7 years of relevant experience required. The successful candidate must have a solid background in mammalian cell culture and molecular and cell biology techniques. Experience with Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS), qRT-PCR, immunocytochemistry is a plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and comprehension of scientific literature are required. Familiarity with computer programs including MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite and GraphPad prism/statistical data packages are required. Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently and manage staff is necessary. The successful candidate will thrive in a team environment and is eager to learn new methodologies.
Reference Number: 40-25518
Salary Grade: RES
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: DM-Cardiovascular Medicine
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