Research Specialist B/C

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Research Specialist B/C

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
Research Specialist B/C

Job Profile Title
Research Specialist C

Job Description Summary
We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and independent senior scientist to join a team of post-doctoral fellows and research specialists developing cell-based immunotherapies including CAR-T cells for use in canine patients at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine.

Job Description

The Research Specialist B/C will have expertise in cell and molecular biology techniques including recombinant protein production, purification and analysis, ELISA, Western blot, flow cytometry and cell-based assays including proliferation, cytokine production and cytotoxicity. Experience with retroviral and lentiviral production, cell transduction and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be able to work well both independently and in a team environment, and in some instances may also help oversee smaller projects performed by undergraduates or college students. The successful candidate will have the ability to plan experiments out 2-3 weeks ahead of performance. Other responsibilities include general lab duties (ordering supplies, biosafety maintenance), report writing, preparing presentations for lab and other meetings. The ideal candidate will also have good interpersonal skills to interact with individuals within the lab, within neighboring labs and with clinical staff in the veterinary hospital.

Research Specialist B

Bachelor's Degree in Biology/Bioengineering/Immunology and 1-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Research Specialist C

Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Veterinary 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: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 2/12/2033
Work Type: Full Time