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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
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/
The candidate will assist in neurodegenerative disease research using established and novel techniques including mouse gene therapy, mouse behavior, histology, and molecular biology. The candidate will be expected to maintain one or more transgenic mouse lines, including breeding, genotyping and phenotyping while keeping precise records. Assisting with survival mouse surgery and performing non-survival mouse surgery is necessary for this position. The candidate must be able to work within a team environment. Multi-tasking is key and other duties will include maintenance of equipment, preparation of stock laboratory reagents, and keeping an organized, up to date laboratory notebook. Candidate will be expected to attend and present at regular laboratory meetings and take part in activities of the Center.
Qualifications BA/BS and 0-1 year experience in Biology, Neuroscience or a related field or equivalent combination of years and experience required.. Prior lab experience is desirable but not essential. Computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Photoshop) will be an advantage. The ability to multi-task and work within a team environment is essential. A minimum commitment of two years is preferred.
Position contingent on funding.
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: JR00005260
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Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.