Periodontics Research Specialist - Penn Dental Medicine

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Periodontics Research Specialist - Penn Dental Medicine

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
Periodontics Research Specialist - Penn Dental Medicine

Job Profile Title
Research Specialist C

Job Description Summary
We are looking for a self-motivated, inquisitive, ambitious, and enthusiastic person who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can interact well with others as a team leader. This position will involve a combination of independent and team-driven research projects, as well as project development. Participation in grants and manuscripts will be an important part of the position. Opportunities to participate in the development of new skills and research techniques and present at scientific conferences will be provided. The position includes being a team leader and supervising junior lab members, project development and protocol development

Job Description

The Research Specialist is expected to participate in and perform experimental design and data analysis. The following skills are required:

  • Plan and conduct complex experiments to meet research project objectives.
  • Based on published findings develop protocols and research approaches.
  • Work on project design, development, and data analysis for in vivo and in vitro experiments.
  • Participate in writing manuscripts and grants
  • Opportunity to learn new techniques and present at scientific conferences.
  • Team/project leader working with junior lab members

Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience in both in vitro and in vivo research. Must know a number of different in vitro techniques including working with primary cell cultures, carrying out procedures with animals and have experience with data analysis and troubleshooting. Knowledge of flow cytometry, cell isolation from tissue, primary cell culture, RT-PCR, bacteria, surgical procedures, high throughput analysis, immunofluorescence, image analysis, transfection, single cell RNAseq, and some bioinformatic knowledge is desirable.

Salary Range for a candidate with 3-5 years experience has a potential to earn $43,000 - $47,000.

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 Dental Medicine

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

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: 1/11/2021
Application Due: 3/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time