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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A/B
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job Description Summary
Research Specialist will work with a team of researchers to elucidate mechanisms of epigenetic misregulation in cancer, and find ways to harness this information as potential therapeutic targets. A potential candidate will be part of goal-oriented and enthusiastic team and will be responsible to handle cell cultures and perform various molecular biology experiments (e.g. CRISPR genome editing, gene cloning, wester blotting, qPCR). Ability to analyze data, plan individual experiment, and maintain records are of great importance. This position is contingent on funding.
Research Specialist A will closely collaborates with students, postodcs, and principle investigator on planning, execution and documentation of experiments based on established protocols.
Research Specialist B will undertake the duties outlined for the Research Specialist A position, with the additional expectation that the candidate will conduct more complex experiments to answer research questions in addition to employing established methods. It is expected that the Research Specialist B candidate will have a greater laboratory experience than the Research Specialist A candidate, such that s/he can make greater contributions to more complex questions, and is expected to perform more independently.
If you are interested, our lab also provides training opportunities for bioinformatics.
Research Specialist A: Bachelor's degree with O-1 years of related experience in research methodologies
Research Specialist B: Bachelor's degree in Life sciences with 1-3 years of experience in research methodologies
Working Conditions Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Physical Effort Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$32,000.00 - $57,600.00
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.
Internal Number: JR00002965
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