The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Pennâ™s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Posted Job Title
Research Specialist B/C
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist B
Job Description Summary
The Translational Neuropathology Research Laboratoryâ™s (TNRL) mission is to increase the knowledge concerning the cause and cure of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimerâ™s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal lobar degeneration.Â TNRL is recruiting for a Research Specialist to assist with research into how DNA methylation in human brain tissue and cells is associated with neurodegeneration.Â The successful candidate should have experience working with tissue for molecular biology assays (DNA methylation, RNA expression) and histology/immunohistochemistry.Â Addition experience in bioinformatics, image analysis or tissue biochemistry is preferred.Â Candidate will also handle some administrative tasks including assisting in entering requisitions for general laboratory supplies and organizing/maintaining lab equipment.Â The candidate must have good communication skills, be very organized and have the ability to multi-task.Â Opportunities to supervise and train other laboratory personnel including students may be available.
Research Specialist B: Assist in research on the molecular alterations in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimerâ™s disease, ALS and FTD using established and novel techniques including histology, biochemistry and DNA/RNA analysis. Â The candidate should have the following experience: molecular biology and histology/immunohistochemistry. Â Addition experience in bioinformatics, image analysis or biochemistry is preferred. Â Candidate will also handle a few administrative tasks including assisting in entering requisitions for general laboratory supplies and organizing/maintaining lab supplies. Â Ability to multi-task, good communication and organization skills are required. Â Opportunities to supervise and train other laboratory personnel including students may be available.
Research Specialist C:
In addition to above duties, the research specialist C will be responsible for organizing collaborative studies with other laboratories which includes data analysis to correlate molecular data with clinical and radiologic features in a cohort of neurodegenerative disease cases.Â
Contingent upon funding
Research Specialist B: Bachelor's Degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required
Research Specialist C: Bachelor's Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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: JR00011375
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.