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RESEARCH SPECIALIST A

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27119
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org SU-Surgery Administration
Posted to the Web 10/19/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8-5pm
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 researcher will participate in development and execution of immunologic research projects. The research specialist is expected to participate in and perform experimental design, data analysis including 12 color flow cytometry and processing of human blood samples for flow cytometry analysis.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must be able to work as part of a team but also function with a high level of independence. Additional skills in nucleic acid isolation and quantification will also be required for specimen preparation for transcriptomic analysis and TCR sequencing. The specialist must also be proficient in cell isolation and transfer techniques. This position will require excellent writing and communication skills as the specialist will work as a member of an established research team in the laboratory of the principal investigator. This position will also require excellent organizational skills as the specialist will be responsible for collating data results from clinical research specimens. Preferred candidates will have past experience and training in cellular & molecular immunology. Experimental design and data analysis are complex and require advanced skills in 12 color flow cytometry, immunofluorescence microscopy, microbiologic assays, and quantitative DNA analysis. Finally, a broad experience in statistical techniques as well as proficiency in FlowJo cytometric analysis software is preferred.

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/32211

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
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