RESEARCH SPECIALIST D

Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-26089
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST D
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org CB-Cancer Biology
Posted to the Web 07/11/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule Varied
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

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

Duties

Manage downstream analysis on patient samples in real time using a variety of methods and technologies, including flow cytometry/FACS sorting and use of experimental equipment in collaboration with corporate partner. Manage transalational research projects that presently involve a total of 3 clinical trials. Work collaboratively with PI and postdoctoral researchers to validate results and determine appropriate steps toward completion of multiple specific aims. Leveraging skills in cell and molecular biology, independently manage experimental design, evaluation and execution. Manage all aspects of support relative to the projects, including tissue culture, cell sorting, tissue culture and multi-colored flow cytometry. Serve as manager and subject matter expert relative to the unique and proprietary equipment being piloted in support of this breast cancer research. Flexible scheduling is required to accommodate the processing of surgical samples as they become available.

Qualifications

Minimum of a Master’s Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. The candidate is expected to be self-motivated and have the skill and confidence to work independently.
Experience with multicolored flow cytometry and cell culture is required. Experience in the following technical areas will also be useful: DNA/RNA isolation, cDNA/cRNA preparation, q-PCR, and immuno-fluorescent and histochemical microscopy. Excellent communication, analytical, computer, and organizational skills are essential, as well as keen attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment.

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
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