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University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST C in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-31074


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org CI-Center for Cellular Immunotherapy

Posted to the Web 05/16/2019

Posted Job/Salary Grade 026

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8-5pm

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

University Overview

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.

School/Center Overview

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/


A position is available for a motivated and detail-oriented team-player, looking for a position as a Research Specialist . The position is part of a newly established research group in the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies (CCI) known as the Translational Immunology Laboratory (TIL). The research in TIL is aimed at a) studying the tumor microenvironment in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other malignancies using single cell genomic and proteomic technologies and b) understanding and improving the anti-tumor efficacy of adoptively transferred gene-modified T cells through correlative, mechanistic, and pre-clinical studies, and partly through functional genomics approaches. The main responsibilities of this position will be to maintain laboratory reagent and supply inventories, keeping laboratory records (i.e., regulatory and administrative documents) up-to-date; performance of experiments that entail cell culture, including bulk and single cell T cell and tumor cell lines and conjugation of antibodies with isotopes for use in mass cytometry experiments; basic molecular biology techniques, including the generation of lentiviral supernatants; flow cytometry, including analysis and electronic sorting; cytokine measurements; and animal experiments.


BA Degree in science and 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in academic cellular immunology research or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Masters degree preferred. A broad knowledge base of immunology including the biology of human T cells is required. Demonstrated abilities to multi-task and exhibiting effective time management skills are required. Prior laboratory experience including mammalian tissue culture is required. Specialized training on utilizing multi-color flow cytometric instruments and data analysis using Flow Jo software are preferred. Hands-on experience with quantitative PCR platforms preferred Candidate must exhibit excellent computer skills, including expertise in Microsoft Office applications. Preference will be given to candidates who indicate a strong desire to build a career in the medical field. .

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.

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Quick Link http://www.upennjobs.com/postings/43557