Research Specialist B

Job description

Job location: Smilow Center for Translational

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-10
Req: JR00029046
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Posted Job Title

Research Specialist B

Job Profile Title

Research Specialist B

Job Description Summary

This position will be a member in the exciting and dynamic field of engineered immune therapeutics, translating research discoveries into clinical trials. This position's duties will be involved in characterizing and evaluating the next generation of immune therapeutics in in vivo tumor models, establishing and maintaining new models, as well as assisting in the rapid evaluations of their performance in both in vitro molecular and immunological assays.

Job Description

The primary function of this Research Specialist B position will be to perform in a supportive manner, in vivo mouse studies and colony maintenance. The purpose of this position is to help establish mouse studies by generating and characterizing engineered immune therapeutics and growing/developing tumor cells, their injections, monitoring animal health/weight and therapeutic responses during these studies by collecting datasets from the study (tumor growth, therapeutic engraftment, histology, ex vivo assays) and assist in their evaluations.

This position is contingent upon funding.


  • A Bachelor's Degree with 1-3 years of laboratory experience in mouse models or equivalent combination of education and experience required (minimum of 2 years preferred)
  • Experience in Immunology and Molecular Technology is desired.
  • Ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic individual wanting to be involved, with a curious and analytical mind desiring to make an impact.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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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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Job No:
Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 8/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time