Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-27966
School Name School of Arts and Sciences
Org Biology
Posted to the Web 02/14/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9 am - 5 pm
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 School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.


In a single-cell focused Genomics laboratory, that studies cell differentiation and cell diversity, in the Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, the Research Specialist will conduct research under supervision of the principal investigator. The applicant will be expected to design and conduct molecular biology experiments, gather data from experiments, analyze data from experiments, present data analysis in lab meetings from experiments. In support of experiments the applicant will be required to handle animal cells, maintain cell cultures, reagents and supplies. The applicant will also be expected to prepare manuscripts in support of publications and grant proposal submissions which requires written analysis and discussion of experiment results.


Qualified candidates should have a B.S. in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or other related fields, and 0-1 years working experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.; advanced degree and a minimum of 1-2 years of experience strongly preferred. Previous experience in molecular biology research is also preferred. The candidate must be self-motivated, reliable, responsible, and comfortable with cell-based research methods. Good organization and communication skills are required as well as adherence to correct procedures, complex protocols, and safety guidelines. The candidate is expected to have experience in or demonstrate a strong desire to learn about genomics and next-generation RNA sequencing.

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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Applicant Documents

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