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RESEARCH SPECIALIST B

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-25714
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST B
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org MI-Microbiology
Posted to the Web 05/04/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8-5
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

Assist in the study of viral infection and immunity in both mammalian and insect cells. Duties will include viral infections of cells and molecular studies of these interactions. In addition, the research specialist will be expected to become proficient in biochemistry, microscopy and other standard molecular biology assays. Duties also include data analysis and figure production. Dr. Cherry’s laboratory is in academic setting at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in biology or related field and 1-3 years of prior laboratory experience along with virology experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. In addition to a sound, practical understanding of genetic, biochemical, and/or molecular biology approaches the optimal candidate would also display an eagerness to work as part of a team and to provide both intellectual and technical input of their own projects. Highly motivated individuals who can both work independently as well as in a group are invited to apply. Please include contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter. Position contingent upon funding.

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/28070

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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
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    • Bachelor's Degree
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  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 have an understanding of genetic, biochemical, and/or molecular biology approaches?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents