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SCREENING SPECIALIST

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-26936
Posted Job Title SCREENING SPECIALIST
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org MI-Microbiology
Posted to the Web 09/22/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:30 - 5:30
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 Research Specialist B will work in the newly established High-Throughput Screening Core (HTSC) in the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM). The primary mission of the core is to provide the PSOM community with high-throughput screening capabilities to identify genes or organic small molecule modulators of signaling pathways, cellular phenotypes, and protein function in models of human disease. He/she will work with the Technical Director of the core to design, optimize and validate biological assays in high-density formats (i.e. 384 well microtiter plates) that can be screened against libraries of FDA approved drugs and/or siRNAs. The Research Specialist will be expected to become proficient in mammalian cell-culture, and biochemical or cellular assays as they apply to high-throughput genetic/chemical screening. The candidate will be expected to operate and maintain automated laboratory robotic workstations related to high-throughput screening; prepare and manage libraries of siRNA, shRNA, cDNA, CRISPR and drug-like small molecule libraries for high-throughput screening; and analyze, interpret, and prepare reports of large data sets. Additional responsibilities will include maintaining articulate documentation of daily tasks and maintenance of the laboratory’s databases/logs and inventory (i.e. supplies, reagents, and equipment).

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in biology or related field, 1-2 years of prior laboratory experience in high-throughput screening or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Applicants must have a solid, practical understanding of genetic, biochemical, and/or molecular biology approaches. Highly motivated individuals with an eagerness to work as part of a team; provide both intellectual and technical input to their work; have strong organizational skills; effective communication skills; and the ability to problem-solve and work independently are invited to apply.

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/31535

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Applicant Documents

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