Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-25654
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org SU-Surgery Administration
Posted to the Web 01/31/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024/025
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

A researcher with a knowledge in tumor immunology is sought to be involved in investigating the role of the inflammatory myeloid cells in the tumor microenvironment and the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which tumor modulates their immune functions in cancer patients and tumor-bearing mice. The research specialist is expected to participate in and perform experiments, data analysis and data presentation.

The Research Specialist A will be involved in tissue acquisition and processing of patient samples. Other duties include maintaining cell lines, primary cell culturing, performing flow staining, working with mouse models (i.v, i.p, s.c injection, tissue harvesting), keeping inventory and ordering supplies as needed.

The Research Specialist B in addition to the aforementioned responsibilities will be involved in more complex experiments including ELISA, DNA and RNA isolation, Multiplex (Luminex), acquisition and analysis flow cytometry data and interacting with lab safety organizations and monitoring safety and regulatory aspects.

Position is contingent on continued funding.


Research Specialist A: Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Applicants should have good writing and communication skills. Must be able to work as part of a team but also function with a high level of independence.

Research Specialist B: Same as above with a minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is 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 Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  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 a basic knowledge in immunology?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a basic experience with research in the cellular and molecular aspects of immunology?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have 1 to 3 years of experience of working in a research lab?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter