Research Specialist B

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Research Specialist B

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

Job Profile Title
Research Specialist B

Job Description Summary
This position will primarily involve SARS CoV2 genome sequencing of local circulating strains, from extracting RNA, amplifying genomes and sequencing with Illumina technology. Additionally, the position will involve tracking the genomic integration sites of viral vectors in various projects and monitoring off-target cleavage activity in crispr-mediated genome editing. This job requires advanced molecular biology techniques and DNA library preparation and sequencing. The specialist will required to design experiments and analyze results independently. They will also be responsible for training staff on approved protocols, and completing administrative duties.

Job Description

This position will primarily involve SARS CoV2 genome sequencing of local circulating strains, from extracting RNA, amplifying genomes and sequencing with Illumina technology. Additionally, the position will involve tracking the genomic integration sites of viral vectors in various projects and monitoring off-target cleavage activity in crispr-mediated genome editing. This job requires advanced molecular biology techniques and DNA library preparation and sequencing. The specialist will be required to design experiments and analyze results independently. They will also be responsible for training staff on approved protocols, and completing administrative duties.

Qualifications:
Bachelors degree and 1-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required

Position contingent upon funding

The job pay range encompasses the full range of employees from new hires to the salaries of Penn employees with many years of experience and seniority and is not a precise indicator of salaries of new hires when looking at the top end.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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.


To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Medical-School-Johnson-Pavilion/Research-Specialist-B_JR00029185





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Posted: 2/22/2021
Application Due: 2/22/2033
Work Type: Full Time
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