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RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B (Cell and Development Biology)

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RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B (Cell and Development Biology)

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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 A/B (Cell and Development Biology)

Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A

Job Description Summary
Dr. Shelley Berger's laboratory in Department of Cell & Developmental Biology is seeking a motivated individual to fill a full time Research Specialist A/B position. The person will facilitate the biochemistry and molecular biology aspects of the research group, and will work closely with post-doctoral researchers within the cancer biology subgroup of the laboratory. The expected work includes molecular cloning, mammalian cell culture, cell biology, and molecular biology experiments, as well as aiding laboratory logistics and performing lab maintenance tasks. The person should be able to work independently. Previous research experience preferred, with preference for prior experience in cancer biology, aging, and molecular biology. Position contingent upon funding.

Job Description

A new Research Specialist A/B is expected to modify/troubleshoot procedures, assist in planning the protocol, and report progress to the PI. The candidate is expected to keep accurate notebooks, perform data analysis and assist in publication preparation. The Research Specialist A/B will also be expected to help with general maintenance of the research laboratory, including, but not limited to equipment upkeep/maintenance, order receiving, inventory management, and other general lab tasks. This person will help facilitate the biochemistry and molecular biology aspects of the research group, and will work closely with post-doctoral researchers within the multiple subgroups of the laboratory. The expected work includes molecular cloning, mammalian cell culture, cell biology, and molecular biology experiments, as well as aiding laboratory logistics and performing lab

The incumbent will create/facilitate usage of shared calendars for online meetings/conferences and essential personnel occupancy in lab.

The Research Specialist B will have the same requirements, but also have knowledge and expertise in handling of animal and insect husbandry and familiarity with laboratory safety and standard techniques.

Both will be expected to design/maintain a new website for Epigenetics of Aging P01 group, consisting of labs from the University of Pennsylvania, Wistar Institute, and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.

Qualifications

Research Specialist A - Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Research Specialist B - Bachelor's Degree in science and 1 to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00

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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Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia and is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.  

Across our 12 highly-regarded schools, more than 25,000 students, and more than 4,000 faculty members, we become one university: a wide-ranging, ever-changing community that draws its strength from a multitude of races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, historical traditions, ages, religions, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

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