RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
Duties: Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center is hiring a Research Specialist A to work in the lab performing a variety of molecular biology techniques. Primary responsibilities will be function validation of enhancers using a variety of techniques including luciferase reporter assays and validation of SNVs and SVs from NGS data via Sanger Sequencing and Real Time PCR. Other opportunities include library preparation for next generation sequencing experiments (RNA-Seq/ChIP-Seq/Hi-C/Capture-C/HiCHIP) from biospecimens and implementing protocols for third generation sequencing technologies such as 10X linked read sequencing and nanopore sequencing, under guidance from senior bench scientists in the laboratory. The person will also interact with the bioinformatics group and helping others in the laboratory with related work.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Experience as a laboratory technician is desirable but not required. Computer skills preferred. Experience with Next Generation Sequencing is desirable.
Reference Number: 40-26782
Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: PA-Pathology & Laboratory 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