Research Specialist B (Otorhinolaryngology Dept.)

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Research Specialist B (Otorhinolaryngology Dept.)

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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.

Posted Job Title
Research Specialist B (Otorhinolaryngology Dept.)

Job Profile Title
Research Specialist B

Job Description Summary
Research Specialist B assist the Principal Investigators, postdocs, fellows, and students with studies of ongoing projects. The focus of the lab is respiratory innate immunity and epithelial biology. To that end, the main responsibility of the Research Specialist B will be to perform molecular biology and immunology experiments. The majority of the work will involve experiments using primary human epithelial tissue and cultures, primary respiratory epithelial cell lines and some mouse work. The position requires prior experience of cell culture, molecular biology, including DNA, RNA, and protein work (western blots) as well as immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence and flow cytometry. The Research Specialist B is also expected to assist in the maintenance of the respiratory epithelial cultures. The secondary responsibilities will be lab organization including ordering supplies, reagents and maintaining the chemical inventory. Rudimentary ability to evaluate experimental results and plan subsequent experiments is expected. Currently, there is minimal animal work/procedures with mice.

Job Description

Research Specialist B assist the Principal Investigators, postdocs, fellows, and students with studies of ongoing projects. The focus of the lab is respiratory innate immunity and epithelial biology. To that end, the main responsibility of the Research Specialist B will be to perform molecular biology and immunology experiments. The majority of the work will involve experiments using primary human epithelial tissue and cultures, primary respiratory epithelial cell lines and some mouse work. The position requires prior experience of cell culture, molecular biology, including DNA, RNA, and protein work (western blots) as well as immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence and flow cytometry. The Research Specialist B is also expected to assist in the maintenance of the respiratory epithelial cultures. The secondary responsibilities will be lab organization including ordering supplies, reagents and maintaining the chemical inventory. Rudimentary ability to evaluate experimental results and plan subsequent experiments is expected. Currently, there is minimal animal work/procedures with mice.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications:

Research Specialist B:

The minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. In particular, experience working with non-human primates is a plus as well as experience in tissue culture, flow cytometry and immunostaining techniques.

Working Conditions
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety training.

Typically sitting at a desk or table, typically standing and walking, intermittently sitting, standing, and stooping. Occasional lifting 25lbs or less.

The job pay range encompasses the full range of employees from new hires to the salaries of current Penn employees with many years of experience and seniority and is not a precise indicator of salaries of new hires when looking at the top end.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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.


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Posted: 9/16/2020
Application Due: 11/15/2020
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