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University of Pennsylvania Research Specialist B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.

Posted Job Title

Research Specialist B

Job Profile Title

Research Specialist B

Job Description Summary

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/

Job Description

The candidate will work in the Pathology Department in the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM). The candidate will perform a variety of tasks to maintain the laboratory including the production of virus stocks, viral tittering and preparation of reagents for cell culture. In addition, the candidate will perform a variety of viral infection assays, including drug testing and RNAi depletion of host factors, viral tittering, qPCR and immunoblots to monitor viral infection. The ability to perform other basic molecular assays such as protein and DNA gel electrophoresis and western blotting is essential. The candidate must be capable of maintaining articulate documentation of daily tasks and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. The Research Specialist B will work with the principal investigator to design and implement biological assays to evaluate the role of host genes in viral infection in neurons and with collaborators. Specific responsibilities will include moderately complex procedures complex procedures/techniques in eukaryotic/mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, and cell biology.

A Bachelor's Degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$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.

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