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Research Specialist D for High-Throughput Screening Core (HTSC)

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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist D for High-Throughput Screening Core (HTSC)

Job Profile Title
Research Specialist D

Job Description Summary
The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and the UPENN High-throughput Screening Core (HTSC) in the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Research Specialist D to join its research team and directly work on in vitro, pre-clinical projects related to precision oncology, discovery of antivirals for pandemic pathogens (SARS-CoV-2), epigenetics and therapeutics against targets in cellular senescence and age-related disease, and characterization of vaccine-induced immunity against viruses (e.g., Influenza, SARS-CoV-2). The primary mission of the HTSC is to provide the PSOM community with high-throughput screening capabilities to identify drugs or genes that modulate signaling pathways, cellular phenotypes, and protein function in models of human disease.

Position contingent upon grant funding.

Job Description

The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and the UPENN High-throughput Screening Core (HTSC) in the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Research Specialist D to join its research team and directly work on in vitro, pre-clinical projects related to precision oncology, discovery of antivirals for pandemic pathogens (SARS-CoV-2), epigenetics and therapeutics against targets in cellular senescence and age-related disease, and characterization of vaccine-induced immunity against viruses (e.g., Influenza, SARS-CoV-2). The primary mission of the HTSC is to provide the PSOM community with high-throughput screening capabilities to identify drugs or genes that modulate signaling pathways, cellular phenotypes, and protein function in models of human disease.

The Research Specialist D responsibilities will include

  • Independently plan/design, develop of standard protocols, perform and troubleshoot diverse cell-based and biochemical experiments in 96-well/384-well microtiter plates.
  • operate laboratory robotics during high-throughput siRNA/chemical screens;
  • analyze and interpret results including statistical analysis in Graphpad, Excel, and Spotfire.
  • and prepare preliminary reports for review with the Directors and Users.


The candidate will perform a variety of complex to advanced biochemical and cellular assays, including tissue culture of human and non-human primary cells and established cell lines; enzymatic fluorescent assays, luminescent viability, and luciferase reporter gene assays, use of established, ELISA, siRNA transfection, and fluorescence microscopy. A specific focus will be on high-content/phenotypic assay development and the creation of computational sequences to analyze data from these assays. The ability to perform other basic molecular assays such as protein and DNA gel electrophoresis and western blotting is preferred. Additional responsibilities will include maintaining articulate documentation of daily tasks and maintenance of the laboratory's databases and inventory (i.e. supplies, reagents, safety compliance, and equipment).

The ideal candidate must have a proven ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented research environment and possess excellent organizational and communication skills to directly interface and share data with the Directors and scientific staff from laboratories using the core. The Research Specialist D must be able to identify and resolve technical problems and independently use analytical decision-making skills to execute experiments. There is an expectation that the Research Specialist D will read relevant scientific literature to develop depth of knowledge within the project, assist in preparations of presentations, and in writing of original manuscripts.

Position contingent upon grant funding.

Qualifications

Master's degree and 3-5 years' experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Previous work with BSL2 cell culture is required. Strong scientific background, working knowledge of commonplace molecular and cell biology techniques, ability to learn new techniques; ability to follow existing protocols; ability to develop novel protocols and methods; outstanding interpersonal interaction skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, problem recognition and solving, and organizational skills.

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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

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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.

University Benefits

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  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
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  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
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