RESEARCH SPECIALIST B
Posting DetailsPosting Details Reference Number 58-31963 Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST B School Name School of Veterinary Medicine Org Pathobiology Posted to the Web 05/14/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade 025 Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 8-5 Months 12 Position Length Contingent Upon Funding Position End Date University Overview
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.School/Center Overview
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health. http://www.vet.upenn.edu/Duties
The Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostics Laboratory System (PADLS) is searching for a Research Specialist B for their Molecular Diagnostics Section located at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. This position involves the performance of diagnostic testing on avian and mammalian samples, including molecular techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, PCR testing (both real-time and conventional), serology, and virus isolation. Next generation sequencing experience is desirable but not required. There will also be opportunities to conduct applied research for the development, optimization, in-house verification, and validation of various diagnostic platforms. Additional responsibilities include accessioning and reporting out cases, preparing diagnostic samples for shipping, and other duties as assigned. Occasional night and weekend hours are required during animal disease outbreak situations.Qualifications
A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.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. Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/46292 Posting Supplemental Questions
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