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LABORATORY MANAGER / RESEARCH SPECIALIST C

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 58-25349
Posted Job Title LABORATORY MANAGER / RESEARCH SPECIALIST C
School Name School of Veterinary Medicine
Org Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine
Posted to the Web 03/22/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule M-F with weekend duties
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
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.

School/Center Overview
Duties

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to help establish a new translational immunology laboratory at the School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) of the University of Pennsylvania, continuing the work of a well-established principal investigator who has relocated to Penn Vet.

The incumbent will work within the Immune Regulation Laboratory, providing support as a laboratory manager for a number of outstanding projects examining the cellular and molecular phenotype, pathogenic role, and functional interactions of regulatory T cells and myeloid-derived suppressor cells in canine cancer and autoimmune disease. We propose to extend our previous research in the area of peripheral tolerance in canine cancer and canine autoimmune disease, with the aim of advancing it into the clinical arena to develop novel immune therapies. Our emphasis is on One Health, One Medicine, using spontaneous canine disease for both its veterinary importance and its unique ability to model equivalent human diseases. Our work will also require the use of murine models.

This exciting position would suit a person with a science degree and a passion for immunological research and a keen drive to generate publishable data. Enjoy the pace of a rapidly advancing and competitive field that incorporates regulatory cell and cancer / autoimmune disease biology, while working in a team-centered, supportive and friendly laboratory within an excellent research institution, based in one of America’s most vibrant, exciting metropolitan hubs. In addition, our laboratory actively participates in the Immunology Graduate Group (http://www.med.upenn.edu/immun/) and the Institute for Immunology (http://www.med.upenn.edu/ifi/) of the University of Pennsylvania.




Working schedule may include evening and weekends as needed, in order to receive clinical samples for immunophenotyping and research purposes.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s in a biological or biomedical science with a component of immunology and at least 3 to 5 years post-degree directly related research experience. Minimum GPA of 3.5 preferred. Master’s degree preferred.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven individual who has experience and skills in protein analysis (multicolor flow cytometry, Western blot, immunohistochemistry / immunofluorescence, ELISA), primary cell culture, molecular biology (cloning, mutagenesis, transcriptional analysis, isolation of mRNA and its analysis, plasmid and lentivirus preparation and gene transfer), and ideally animal work.

Computer literacy, including the ability to use a variety of software packages to analyze data. Strong communication and organizational skills, a detail-oriented mind-set, and the ability to work independently in a collaborative setting.

Applications must include:
1. A Curriculum Vitae, including publications
2. An official transcript from the registrar or University official that you have received your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and completed all degree requirements
3. Cover letter to include research interests and career goals of no more than 600 words
4. The names and contact details of four academic references

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.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/27091

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Jobs@Penn
    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Indeed.com
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    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
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    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Do you possess skills in protein analysis (multicolor flow cytometry, Western blot, immunohistochemistry / immunofluorescence, ELISA), primary cell culture, molecular biology (cloning, mutagenesis, transcriptional analysis, isolation of mRNA and its analysis, plasmid and lentivirus preparation and gene transfer), and ideally animal work?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you computer literate including the ability to use a variety of software packages to analyze data.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter