University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 40-28962
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST B
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Posted to the Web 06/07/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:00-5:00
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 seek a highly motivated and responsible research technician to help propel on-going studies examining resistance mechanisms to immune checkpoint inhibitors and/or radiation therapy for metastatic cancer. Project tasks will include assessing the anti-tumor response in pre-clinical mouse models of melanoma and pancreatic cancer to different immunotherapies and radiation therapy based on tumor growth and survival. We then identify factors mediating the response that are both tumor-intrinsic and immune using flow cytometry and genome-wide profiling. Investigation into disease-relevancy will be approached through clinical correlation using biospecimens from companion clinical trials. The candidate will design his/her own experiments as well as analyze data including flow cytometry and RNAseq.
A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. The successful candidate will have at least one year prior experience in a molecular biology laboratory and completed general coursework in biology. The successful candidate will also be exceptionally motivated, dedicated, and work effectively individually and as part of a team.
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Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/37470
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