RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
Posting DetailsPosting Details Reference Number 40-31658 Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A School Name Perelman School of Medicine Org DM-Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Posted to the Web 05/14/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade 024 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 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/Duties
The Research Specialist A will perform a broad range of experiments to collect and molecularly characterize human biospecimens from a human cohort study, using molecular techniques for DNA, RNA, and protein quantification and characterization. Techniques will include ELISA, flow cytometry, preparation of samples for mass spectroscopy, DNA and RNA isolation, RT-PCR, and immunoblotting. The Principal Investigator will design experiments and the RS will be expected to optimize and troubleshoot procedures as needed. The applicant will also keep accurate notebooks, perform data analysis, track and coordinate biospecimens, oversee students and entry level technicians in the lab, and assist in manuscript preparation. In addition, general procedures including supply ordering, shipping, and lab maintenance will be expected.Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree and 0 to 1 year of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience handling and organizing human samples are a plus.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/46287 Posting Supplemental Questions
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