May 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: We are seeking a Research Specialist C to work in the Cardiovascular Institute at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. The role of this position is a lab director through coordination and support of the needs of the research group including but not limited to overseeing lab inventory, interacting with vendors and service providers to maintain lab equipment and ensuring lab compliance to all NIH and PENN regulations, and oversight of lab operations. Oversee research projects in the lab. Conduct independent research projects, analyze data and prepare manuscripts for publication. He/she will maintain the overall operation of the lab and provide supervision and mentorship to lab technicians, undergraduate and graduate students. Responsible for facilitating orientation and training of lab members. Manage lab space and operations including identifying space for new equipment, managing relocations, etc. Purchasing designee for faculty director to approve lab purchases including reagents, supplies and equipment. Liaison with internal/external labs to facilitate collaborative experiments. Provides input to faculty director on hiring lab technicians and contributes to performance evaluation and management of lab members.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with a major in a science field that can be chemistry, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physics or related field and 3-5 years of hands-on laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master's degree preferred. The successful candidate must possess extensive experience in cell culture, molecular and cell biology techniques and previous experience with Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS), qRT-PCR, immunocytochemistry, western blotting, and maintenance of primary and transformed cell lines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and understand of scientific literature are required. Familiarity with computer programs including MS Office. Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently is necessary. The successful candidate will thrive in a team environment and is eager to learn new methodologies.

Reference Number: 40-25669

Salary Grade: 026

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

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