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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist C
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist C
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/
Plans and conducts complex experiments to meet research project objectives. Performs laboratory experiments and clinical studies for product or material formulation and development. Oversee overallÂ management of laboratory tool, documentations and processes to ensure regulatory compliance and timely completion of project/program deliverables.Â Â Closely collaborates with content experts to select assessment instruments. adapt existing instruments and develop new instruments and with Principal Investigator (PI) on experimental/clinical work set ups in accordance to established protocols. Responsible for team performance management and reviews
The functions of this position will include: rapid and large scale production and development of nucleoside-modified mRNA, developing and performing all quality control analyses on all mRNAs produced in the lab, development of new immunization methods for mRNA-LNPs, immunizations and analyses of mice to test new immunization methods, and most critically, developing new techniques to both large scale produce mRNA and do this production under GMP conditions. They will act without direct supervision and be required to develop their own assays and methods, troubleshoot these methods, and analyze the data to determine the next steps in development.
A Bachelor's Degree is required and 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Must have extensive laboratory experience working with molecular biology techniques and mRNA. Must be willing to work with small laboratory animals. Prior experience with tissue culture work is preferred.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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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.
Internal Number: JR00013165
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