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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27801
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org GE-Genetics
Posted to the Web 01/19/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
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.


The Camara lab ( is a new laboratory focused on the development and application of innovative computational approaches to the study of cellular heterogeneity and its role in cancer. We draw ideas from various quantitative disciplines and combine them with the use of high-throughput single-cell technologies and large-scale population studies to improve our understanding of the cellular composition and cell-to-cell signaling networks of tumors.

We are looking for a highly enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the research program of the laboratory. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the principal investigator to carry out genomic experiments.
Main duties include conducting experiments using techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell culture, tissue histology, and tissue dissociation; documenting, compiling, and analyzing information obtained from laboratory experiments; interacting with the core facilities of the Perelman School of Medicine; and ordering and overseeing laboratory supplies and equipment. When necessary, the individual will be assisted in the implementation and application of techniques of single-cell transcriptomics and fluorescent in-situ hybridization by other laboratories of the Department of Genetics. Additionally, depending on performance, skills, and interest, the individual will have the opportunity to learn basic computational techniques from other members of the laboratory. The position is thus an exciting opportunity to work at the interface of basic and translational research in a collaborative and stimulating environment, and to gain experience in a broad range of techniques at the cutting edge of computational, single-cell, and cancer biology.

  • B.S. or B.A. and 1 to 3 yrs of laboratory experience in molecular biology in a research or related setting.
    or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
    * Competence in research methodologies.
    * Ability to multi-task, think critically and work independently.
    * Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    * Good interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills.

    * Master’s degree in Biological sciences.
    * Experience with high-throughput single-cell technologies.
    * Interest in computational biology.
    * Familiarity with R and/or Python programming languages.
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