Research Specialist A/B
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/BJob Profile Title
Research Specialist AJob Description Summary
Plans and conducts basic experiments to meet research project objectives, with close supervision. Assists in performing laboratory experiments and clinical studies for product or material formulation and development. Daily management of laboratory tool, documentations and processes to ensure regulatory compliance and timely completion of project/program deliverables. Closely collaborates with Senior Research Specialists and Principal Investigator (PI) on experimental/clinical work set ups in accordance to established protocols.Job Description
The person who fills this position will perform studies to develop new mRNA-LNP vaccines, tissue targeting strategies and CRISPR-Cas9 therapy. Will produce nucleoside-modified-mRNA encoding immunogens from SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza strains with pandemic potential. The person will aid in mice immunization experiments and obtaining specimens to analyze immune responses trough ELISA and neutralization assays, and flow cytometry. The person will be responsible of cell cultures maintenance, so prior experience with tissue culture work is preferred. Must have the background and the willing to learn new techniques involving molecular biology, virology, immunology, targeting and bioinformatics. The ability to follow existing protocols & methods, and the ability to develop new ones is expected. Outstanding interpersonal interaction skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, problem recognition and solving, and organizational skills required. If recently graduated, undergrad research experience it is a must and must have some laboratory experience working with molecular biology techniques (cloning, DNA & RNA isolation, PCR, protein purification).
1) Produce nucleoside-modified mRNA-LNP vaccines
2) Analyze B and T cell immune responses (primarily Research Specialist B)
3) Immunize mice and collect tissue specimens
4) Maintain complete and accurate lab notes
5) Maintain cell lines
6) Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
*Position is contingent upon funding.
Research Specialist A: Bachelor's Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must have some laboratory experience working with molecular biology techniques. Must be willing to work with small laboratory animals. Prior experience with tissue culture work is preferred.
Research Specialist B: Bachelor's Degree and 1 - 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must have some laboratory experience working with molecular biology techniques. Must be willing to work with small laboratory animals. Prior experience with tissue culture work is preferred. Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
Perelman School of MedicinePay Range
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00Affirmative 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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