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RESOURCE TECHNOLOGIST B/C

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-26822
Posted Job Title RESOURCE TECHNOLOGIST B/C
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DM-Gene Therapy Program
Posted to the Web 09/11/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026/027
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
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

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

The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) at the University of Pennsylvania is a complex R&D organization consisting of research laboratories supported by multiple core functions which provide internal capacity to perform gene transfer studies from basic research through phase 1 proof-of-concept human trials. GTP’s Analytics Team is currently accepting applications for a Resource Technologist B/C position in the Assay Development Group The Resource Technologist B/C will develop and execute various characterization and lot release assays to assess the potency of viral-based vectors produced in the Gene Therapy Program in support of manufacturing as well as IND-enabling studies, Pharmacology/Toxicology and Clinical studies. The duties include design and development of potency assays and potentially work in conjunction with a Mass Spectrometry (MS) Scientist on the development of additional assays important for vector characterization.

The Resource Technologist C will participate in SOP and BRF writing, training of QC personnel, assay qualification, and thorough documentation of all activities. Experience in cell culture and assay development is required. Experience in ELISA, enzymatic, in cell-westerns and/or high content imaging assay(s) is preferred. Experience in PCR and Mass Spectrometry (MS) Scientist is preferred but not required. Experience using GraphPad Prism and JMP is preferred but not required. The position will require the candidate to work independently but within a team environment.

Qualifications

Resource Technologist B:
A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.

Resource Technologist C:
A Bachelor’s Degree and 5-7 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.

Both positions:

* Tissue-culture experience preferred
* Expertise in ELISA, enzymatic, in-cell westerns and/or high content imaging assay development is strongly preferred
* PCR, qPCR and/or dd-PCR experience preferred
* Previous mass spec experience an asset
* Independent thinker, meticulous, detail-oriented, and analytical
* Ability to work as part of a team
* Excellent oral/written communication skills required

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
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/31175

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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
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    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter