University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 40-26852
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Posted to the Web 10/12/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:00am-5:00pm
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
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 Penn’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.
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 University of Pennsylvania department of neurology is seeking a research technician for the Center for Autoimmune Neurology. We are investigating the presence of novel autoantibodies against neuronal proteins and receptors in several neurologic diseases, currently focusing in Hashimoto’s encephalitis. The technician will be responsible for assisting with developing and performing these studies on patients samples, perfecting reliable methods to detect these autoantibodies. This will require scientific techniques including cell transfection, immunohistochemistry, Western blot, and ELISA.
Prior experience in medical or biological research is desirable. This position may also involve contact with patients, acquiring informed consent, maintaining a clinical database, and assisting with IRB protocols. Experience with and interest in patient centered research is therefore also desirable."
The applicant should have a B.A. or B.S. degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Prior experience in medical or biological research is desirable. Experience with some of the following techniques is also desirable: Western blot, cell culture and transfection, handling laboratory animals, immunohistochemistry and ELISA. Experience with IRB protocols, consenting patients for studies, medical databases and patient centered research is desirable.
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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.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/32017
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