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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job Description Summary
A research specialist / lab manager position is available in the Vaughan lab. Our lab is focused on defining and understanding the relevant cell types and molecular mechanisms by which the mammalian lung can regenerate after severe injury.
Learn more about our research @ https://www.vet.upenn.edu/research/research-laboratories/research-laboratory/vaughan-laboratory
This position will involve maintenance and genotyping of our transgenic mouse colony. This involves tail / ear clipping, DNA extraction, and PCR analysis, as well as careful maintenance of an online electronic database of the mice currently present in the colony. In addition, several general lab management duties are expected as part of this position, including overall lab organization, reagent ordering, scheduling lab activities, etc. There will also be opportunities for independent research projects for ambitious applicants. The position will involve on-the-job training and acquisition of new skills.
The ideal candidate will have a BS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related fields. Previous experience in mouse handling is required, and experience in standard methods including tissue culture, flow cytometry, qRT-PCR, immunostaining, and microscopy are strongly preferred. Applicant must be extremely detail oriented and keep precise notes of all experimental details in a digital format shared with the principle investigators. Skills in mouse genetics, bioinformatics, and data analysis can be acquired as needed. Must have strong work ethic, communication & organization skills, and a willingness to learn new methods & techniques as the projects evolves. Must be able to work independently to effectively troubleshoot technical difficulties and work well with others.
Qualifications Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies
Working Conditions Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Physical Effort Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine
$32,000.00 - $57,600.00
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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: JR00001966
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