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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A - Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics
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/
This position is contingent upon funding.
The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for facilitating day-to-day operations in biomedical laboratory environment. This will include tracking and database management of specimens originating from clinical (blood, urine) and biomedical research (cells, tissues, biofluids).Â Duties include sample preparation, handling, chemical extractions, and analytical analysis.Â General understanding of scientific principles is required and the demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principles to problem solve work. The ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes is essential. General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications is also required.
Bachelor's degree and 0-1 year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in Analytical Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Computer Science, Math or related scientific field is preferred
Hands-on experience with mass spectrometry or NMR spectroscopy is preferred.
Experience with metabolomics and/or lipidomics using mass spectrometry is preferred but not required.
Meticulous record keeping and organizational skills is required.
Careful attention to detail in all laboratory techniques is required.
Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment is required.
Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate experiments with co-workers is required.
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Position is contingent upon funding.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$35,568.00 - $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: JR00018339
About University of Pennsylvania
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.