Research Specialist A (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Dept.)
Job location: Stellar-Chance Laboratories
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-08-26
University OverviewThe 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.Posted Job TitleResearch Specialist A (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Dept.)Job Profile TitleResearch Specialist AJob Description SummaryThe 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/
This position is contingent upon funding.Job Description
This is a lab-based research position that will support research in Dr. Brad Johnson’s lab in the Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine at Penn, and in Dr. Andrew Vaughan and Dr. Montserrat Anguera’s labs at the Penn Vet School, with approximately 50% time spent at each location. The position requires involves working with Drs. Johnson and Vaughan on a collaborative R01-funded project to study telomere function in cultured human lung cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), and working with Drs. Anguera and Vaughan who are collaborating to investigate how the male vs female nature of such cells impacts responses to SARS-Cov-2 infection, which is supported by a Covid administrative supplement to Dr. Anguera’s R01. The position requires a similar set of experimental skills and techniques for both of the projects (culture, editing, directed differentiation and analysis of iPS cells).
Job Location - City, StatePhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / SchoolPerelman School of MedicinePay Range$35,568.00 - $57,600.00Affirmative Action Statement
Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
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.