University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 40-28953
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DM-Translational Medicine and Human Genetics
Posted to the Web 05/31/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024/025
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8-5
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
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.
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/
We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic individual that is excited about doing research focused on cancer genetics and genomics. This individual should be interested in serious career in competitive science. The research specialist will be working in a dynamic research group that carries out investigations in a competitive field. The specialist will be closely working with the principal investigator and other lab members on publication generating projects. The work will involve work with and development of cutting edge molecular techniques, particularly massively parallel sequencing RNA, DNA and single cell sequencing. They also should be interested in bioinformatics analysis, with either some expertise in the field or a willingness and interest in learning about it, with the goal of doing independent analysis. 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, enthusiastic and dedicated effort are highly rewarded. This position also may involve work on weekends and University holidays.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 (includingsome 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.
Research Specialist A: BA/BS in Science and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. 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. Research Specialist B: BA/BS in Science and 1 to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Position contingent upon funding.
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