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University of Pennsylvania Resource Technologist B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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

Resource Technologist B

Job Profile Title

Resource Technologist 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/We are hiring a Resource Technologist to support a new Penn Immune Health Initiative. The Resource Technologist is responsible for daily scientific training of the sample processing team which includes 2-4 technicians. The candidate will be responsible for preparing and completing QC action plans, implementing quality standards, identifying and resolving problems, responding to and acting on findings from both internal and external audits, and implementing change as needed. The candidate will formulate and maintain quality control objectives and coordinate work towards these objectives with technical staff. The candidate is responsible for assisting in the preparation of technical/scientific data reports and managing QC documentation. QC monitoring requires high-level knowledge of immunology and immunological techniques, like flow cytometry.

Job Description

The candidate is also responsible for independently developing and implementing new methods for processing clinical samples and amending/writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This hire will cross-functionally collaborate with the processing unit manager, clinical research coordinators, and processing technicians to triage sample processing, ensure high quality biospecimens, and integrate downstream immunological assays as a part of Immune Health. In addition, this position will involve hands-on processing of human samples for a variety of clinical trials conducted throughout the Penn community, including trials on COVID-19.

QualificationsBachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is requiredWorking ConditionsOffice, library, computer room; Requires extensive safety training; Exposure to chemicals; Requires protective devicesPhysical EffortTypically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping

Position is contingent upon funding

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

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 Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

The University of Pennsylvania's special character is reflected in the diversity of the Penn community. We seek talented faculty and staff who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action, Penn's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the University's mission of advancing knowledge, educating leaders for all sectors of society, and public service. The University of Pennsylvania prohibits unlawful discrimination based on 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.

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