RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
Duties: Join the research group of Prof. Matthew Good at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. My laboratory is interested in how cells sense and regulate their dimensions and the consequences of cell size alteration on normal and pathological cell functions. To address these topics we utilize model embryonic systems and an interdisciplinary approaches from cell and molecular biology and biochemistry. Additionally we work with the Penn Biobank to characterize cell size dysregulation in lung adenocarcinoma. The broader significance of this research lies in the fact that improper regulation of cell and organelle size are linked to human developmental disorders, cellular senescence and cancer progression. Responsibilities will include performing independent research and conducting goal oriented experiments, present results at lab meetings, and collaborate to advance projects for publication. Duties will also include laboratory ordering, supply and stock maintenance, preparation of common lab solutions, frog colony maintenance and compliance with IACUC.
Position is contingent on continued funding.
Qualifications: * B.S. or B.A. in Biology, Chemistry, Bioengineering, or related field (or degree completion by June 2018) and 0 to 1 year of experience required.
* Previous research lab experience highly preferred. Experience with Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, Biochemistry (protein expression and purification) and fluorescence microscopy is a plus
* Excellent communication and computer skills
Reference Number: 40-28755
Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: CD-Cell and Development Biology
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research