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JR00035521 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 A/BJob Profile Title
Research Specialist AJob Description Summary
Research Specialist will be involved in planning and conducting ongoing research to study tumor cell initiation and progression to aggressive disease in a team setting. Research will involve molecular biology and biochemical characterization of cancer specific proteins, testing their oncogenic potential in human cell lines and mouse models, with a goal to discover new therapeutic targets. They will learn and assist in laboratory experiments, with daily management of laboratory equipment, tools, documentation, and ordering of supplies for ongoing research. At the start, they will collaborate closely with the Principle Investigator (PI) to learn techniques and experimental set-up to optimize protocols for the lab.Job Description
Research Specialist will be involved in planning and conducting ongoing research to study tumor cell initiation and progression to aggressive disease in a team setting. Research will involve molecular biology and biochemical characterization of cancer specific proteins, testing their oncogenic potential in human cell lines and mouse models, with a goal to discover new therapeutic targets. They will learn and assist in laboratory experiments, with daily management of laboratory equipment, tools, documentation, and ordering of supplies for ongoing research. At the start, they will collaborate closely with the Principle Investigator (PI) to learn techniques and experimental set-up to optimize protocols for the lab.
Specialist A – will be responsible for the above roles, with a focus on learning research techniques to aid in ongoing projects. The position will require strong organizational skills with ability to efficiently multi-task.
Specialist B – position will undertake roles as described above, including similar aspects to RS-A, with the additional expectation that the researcher has greater laboratory experience in order to develop novel research questions for exploration in line with the Lab’s focus. This level researcher will eventually make greater contributions to the lab environment, with opportunities to share their work in collaborative settings.
Research Specialist A- Bachelor's degree in Biology-related field with 0-1+ years of related experience in research or equivalent combination of education and experience with additional hands-on research experience is required. An ability to adapt to new systems and enthusiasm to learn new procedures and techniques is necessary. Team oriented, with flexibility to meet varied/changing needs as projects progress. Exceptional organization and record-keeping, with open communication and written skills required. Previous experience with molecular biology techniques, cell culture, mouse handling, and/or biochemical techniques are highly desirable. Social media/website building skills desirable. Looking for a 2-year commitment at minimum.
Research Specialist B- Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology field and 1-3+ years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Proficiency in basic molecular biology techniques (focused on RNA/protein analysis) and handling/manipulating cell culture systems required. Strong organizational skills, record keeping, clear oral/written communication, ability to train others, data analysis and some independent troubleshooting required. Mouse handling and maintenance highly desirable. An ability to develop novel/innovative solutions to research questions with independent planning aside from employing only established methods is preferred.Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
Perelman School of MedicinePay Range
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00
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