Research Specialist A

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Job location: Smilow Center for Translational


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-07
Req: JR00027624
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Research Specialist A

Job Profile Title

Research Specialist A

Job Description Summary

The Posey Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Research Specialist A to join their team in a collaborative and dynamic translational research environment. This position will be responsible for generating therapeutic T cell therapies for the treatment of lymphoma in canine (dog) patients. The individual hired will perform CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing, lentiviral transduction of transgenes, and T cell expansions using GMP-like methodology. In addition, the individual will be responsible for documententing quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) of the T cell products, which will be utilized to generate certificate of analysis (CoA) documents for each T cell product. The position will be responsible for cell culture; prior experience with cell culture and aseptic technique is required. Flow cytometry skills will be necessary for the position but prior experience is not required. This position is considered entry-level and training will be provided. Attention to organization and detail are required.

Job Description

The Posey Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Research Specialist A to join their team in a collaborative and dynamic translational research environment. This position will be responsible for generating therapeutic T cell therapies for the treatment of lymphoma in canine (dog) patients. Position is contingent upon funding.

DUTIES:

The individual hired will perform CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing, lentiviral transduction of transgenes, and T cell expansions using GMP-like methodology. In addition, the individual will be responsible for documenting, quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) of the T cell products, which will be utilized to generate certificate of analysis (CoA) documents for each T cell product.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree in biology, biochemistry, or related field with 0-1 year of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


The position will be responsible for cell culture; prior experience with cell culture and aseptic technique is required. Flow cytometry skills will be necessary for the position but prior experience is not required. This position is considered entry-level and training will be provided. Attention to organization and detail are required.




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

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range

$35,568.00 - $57,600.00

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Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 3/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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