Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist B/C - Biomedical Sciences
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist B
Job Description Summary
We are seeking a motivated Research Specialist to play an integral role in our continuing translational cancer research projects. Specifically, the candidate will be immersed in our animal-based experiments, including but not limited to animal husbandry, T cell immunotherapy studies and non-invasive whole animal imaging. They will also participate in generating scientific hypotheses, experimental design, data analysis and troubleshooting under the guidance of the PI and senior members of the laboratory. The candidate may also help with other experiments, including primary cell isolation and tissue culture, QPCR, genotyping, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy.
The candidate must be proficient in handling research animals, including performing intravenous injections. A sound understanding of molecular biology and aseptic cell culture techniques is also preferred. The applicant should be detail oriented and skilled at prioritizing tasks and working efficiently with sound scientific reasoning. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, statistics and graphics packages and database/literature software is highly desirable. The individual must be proactive in daily tasks/duties and equipped with strong written and verbal communication skills. Must have excellent organizational skills to manage multiple responsibilities and competent to work independently as needed.
Research Specialist B: BA/BS and 1-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination
Research Specialist C: BA/BS and 3-5 years of experience or an equivalent combination
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Veterinary 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: JR00020319
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Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.