The laboratories of Drs. Marco Ruella and Gregory Beatty in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Center for Cellular Immunotherapies at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania seek a full-time Research Assistant. The candidate will have a key role in facilitating laboratory research and PI activity by providing programmatic and logistical support. The candidate will also assist Dr. Beatty in operations within the Translational Research Program of the Pancreatic Cancer Research Center (PCRC) and Dr. Ruella in the Lymphoma Program. The candidate will have a very stimulating and varied role. Duties and tasks will vary daily and require considerable judgement, independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve problems and propose recommendations. The candidate will be responsible for assisting Drs. Ruella and Beatty with conducting their research. This will include (1) managing financial operations (e.g. ordering, obtaining quotes, monitoring and preparing invoices, and maintaining financial records in the lab); (2) proofing and editing manuscripts, reports and other project writings including use of reference managers; (3) managing PI and laboratory’s calendar/travels and organize meetings/events; (4) perform data entry and assist in the assembly of datasets requiring careful attention to detail; and (5) coordinating shipments and receipt of laboratory materials. The candidate should be resourceful and have strong web search and literature review skills. The candidate should be independent and self-motivated. Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is essential. It is preferred that the applicant has familiarity with statistical software such as GraphPad, STATA, SAS, R, or SPSS, and/or bibliographic software such as EndNote. Experience in a scientific work environment is appreciated. All majors are welcome to apply but the candidate will need to be comfortable working with data and should have an interest in health care.
The position requires a highly-motivated, interactive, articulate individual with excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with colleagues.
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