Educational Laboratory Engineer

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Educational Laboratory Engineer

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.

Posted Job Title
Educational Laboratory Engineer

Job Profile Title
Resource Technologist C

Job Description Summary
Penn Engineering's world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offer an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning.

The Educational Laboratory Engineer will provide highly technical support to the Bioengineering educational laboratory & Bio-MakerSpace and for courses held in the lab.

Job Description

The Bioengineering Educational Laboratory Engineer will work in support of the Bioengineering educational laboratory & Bio-MakerSpace and courses held in the lab. Under the limited supervision of the Laboratory Director, the position is responsible for the daily operation and quality control within a highly-technical laboratory with a variety of complex equipment. Using specialized knowledge, work independently, or in collaboration with the lab director/course instructors, in order to develop and design new experiments and manuals, as well as custom equipment related to molecular biology, biomechanics and electrical engineering. Analyze experimental data using statistical tools. Mentor students, both during lab classes and for student projects, providing technical expertise in the use of equipment, with experiments and with the theory related to molecular biology, chemistry, circuit design, programming and statistics. Provide general upkeep of the lab facilities and lab classes. Manage student employees and Teaching Assistants who will assist with his/her duties.


Bachelors degree in Biomedical/Bioengineering or other engineering field and a minimum of three years of related experience in a laboratory or product development setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; strong work ethic with proficiency in two of the following areas and some experience and exposure to all of the following as they apply to Bioengineering: molecular biology, programming (Matlab, & Python), circuit design, chemistry & mechanics. Must be self-motivated, willing to learn and work independently, and attentive to details. Must be able to work with live insects. Good communication and organizational skills and interest in interacting with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Pay Range
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

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: 11/23/2020
Application Due: 12/17/2020
Work Type: Full Time