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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A/B
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job Description Summary
Research Specialist A - The research specialist will be involved in the genetic and genomic characterization of patient derived samples, particularly in the generation of massively parallel sequencing data, but also in other sophisticated methodologies. S/he will be responsible for the generation of data and data analysis (including some bioinformatics). S/he will work cooperatively with laboratory members and collaborate with other groups (both laboratory and clinical) on campus. S/he also will be responsible for general laboratory duties/responsibilities as needed. Multi-tasking is important.
The Research Specialist-B position will undertake the duties outlined for the RS-A position, with the additional expectation that the candidates will develop novel solutions to research questions in addition to employing only established methods. Moreover, it is expected that the RS-B candidate will have a greater laboratory experience than the RS-A candidate, such that s/he can make greater contributions to more complex genetic and genomic studies.
We are looking for highly motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic individual that is excited about doing research focused on cancer genetics and genomics. This individual should be interested in a serious career in competitive science. The research specialist will be working in a dynamic research group that carries out investigations in a competitive field. The specialist will be closely working with the Principal Investigator and other lab members on publication-generating projects. The work will involve work with cutting-edge molecular techniques, particularly massively parallel sequencing. They also should be interested in bioinformatics analysis, with either some experience in the field or a willingness and interest in learning about it, with the goal of doing independent analyses. It is expected that the research specialist will develop a high level of independence and be able to take a lead on projects. The research specialist will work in an environment that is team oriented,where creativity, enthusiasm and dedicated effort are highly rewarded. This position also may involve work on weekends and University holidays. Good verbal and written communication skills and understanding of scientific literature are required. Excellent organizational and record keeping skills are necessary.
Research Specialist A: Bachelor's Degree and 0-1 year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Research Specialist B: Bachelor's Degree and 1-3 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$32,000.00 - $57,600.00
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Internal Number: JR00010565
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