RESEARCH SPECIALIST B/C HISTOLOGY

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Apr 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Morphology Core is a core facility of the Gene Therapy Program which provides GTP investigators with access to standard and advanced histology and cell morphology-related technologies (paraffin and cryo-sectioning, special stains, immunostaining, histochemistry, in situ hybridization, and other morphologic techniques).

The Research Specialist B (RSB) is responsible for completing individual projects as assigned by the Core Director using either standard protocols or by developing new techniques where necessary. Additional duties include performing of and participating in animal necropsies to harvest tissues, microscopy and image analysis using morphometric software, completing service request forms (SRFs) with billing information, and organizing and archiving tissue samples and reagents. The core also operates a GLP lab for toxicology studies. The candidate will support the Core Director in the day-to-day operation of the Morphology Core as needed.

In addition to above, the Research Specialist C (RSC) independently plans and troubleshoots experiments; analyzes and interprets results. Trains students and new colleagues in histology-related techniques. Helps with preparation of presentations and manuscripts.

Qualifications: Research Specialist B - Bachelor's degree, preferably in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or adjacent field and 1 to 3 years of post- degree laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in basic histology techniques (sectioning, staining) needed; however, experience in more advanced histology methods (immunostaining, special stains, in situ hybridization) strongly preferred. Certification as Histotechnologist is strongly preferred. Experience in rodent necropsies preferred; ability to learn new techniques; ability to follow existing protocols; ability to develop novel protocols and methods; outstanding interpersonal interaction skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, problem recognition and solving, and organizational skills.

Research Specialist C - Same as above but with at least 3 to 5 years experience in a laboratory where histology-related work was performed.

Reference Number: 40-25666

Salary Grade: 025/026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program

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