Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist B
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist B
Job Description Summary
The Penn Image-Guided Interventions Laboratory in the Departments of Radiology and Cancer Biology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are seeking a highly motivated and organized Research Specialist. The research interests of our laboratory lie at the intersection of image-guided interventions, lymphatics, cancer biology and molecular imaging. Our lab seeks to unravel the influence of the tumorâ™s metabolic microenvironment on cancer cells as well as non-cancerous stromal cells in modulating tumor progression and response to therapy. The lab utilizes a multidisciplinary approach from in vivo animal models of cancer, biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular imaging strategies. Our research emphasizes translation with the ultimate goal of leveraging our findings to develop novel imaging and therapeutic strategies for patients.
This position is contingent on funding.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and have excellent organizational skills.Â This position offers the opportunity to participate in an innovative research environment, gain hands-on experience with a variety of experimental techniques, and make critical contributions to primary research publications. Qualified individuals will be expected to maintain animal colonies, perform necropsy, tissue processing, immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence, and assist other lab personnel with imaging and experimental procedures as well as analyses. Additional duties include but are not limited to MATLab-based image processing, CAD for 3D printing as well as cell culture.Â Qualified individuals must have a bachelor's degree in science, with 1-3 years or equivalent combination of years and prior laboratory experience in some area of biological or physical sciences required, exceptional organization skills, willingness to work with animals, desire to work as part of a dynamic research environment individually and in a team.Â Prior experience with cell culture, biochemical techniques, molecular biology techniques, cell biology techniques and animal husbandry is required.Â In addition, the position will require significant lab managerial responsibilities as well as oversight of lab personnel and their research.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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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.
Internal Number: JR00008052
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