University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-30148

Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B

School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org DM-Hematology/Oncology

Posted to the Web 10/22/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 024/025

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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

Duties

We are looking for a highly motivated, scientifically inquisitive and dedicated individual to join a translational cancer genomics laboratory as a research technician studying breast and prostate cancer. The laboratory is using patient samples to study the role of inherited DNA repair genes in breast and prostate tumor formation and response to therapy.Research Specialist A – The research specialist will be involved in the genetic and genomic characterization of patient derived samples, particularly in the generation of massively parallel sequencing data, but also in other sophisticated methodologies. S/he will be responsible for the generation of data and data analysis (including some bioinformatics). S/he will work cooperatively with laboratory members and collaborate with other groups (both laboratory and clinical) on campus. S/he also will be responsible for general laboratory duties/responsibilities as needed. Multi-tasking is important. The Research Specialist-B position will undertake the duties outlined for the RS-A position, with the additional expectation that the candidates will develop novel solutions to research questions in addition to employing only established methods. Moreover, it is expected that the RS-B candidate will have a greater laboratory experience than the RS-A candidate, such that s/he can make greater contributions to more complex genetic and genomic studies.Additional opportunities are available in organoid generation and study depending on background and expertise. It is expected that the research specialist will develop a high level of independence, and be able to take a lead on projects. The research specialist will work in an environment that is team-oriented, where creativity, enthusiasm and dedicated effort are highly rewarded. This position also may involve work on weekends and University holidays.

Qualifications

Research Specialist A: BA/BS in Science and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience required. Research Specialist B: BA/BS in Science and 1 to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience required. Both levels: An understanding of genetics and/or genomics is required. Experience with PCR, sequencing and high throughput genomic analysis is preferred. Experience with general laboratory techniques is required. Good verbal and written communication skills and understanding of scientific literature are required. Excellent organizational and record keeping skills are necessary.

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

Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/40899

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Applicant Documents

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