University of Pennsylvania

Research Laboratory Technician, Penn Dental Medicine (BB-2E2F5)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk CA


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.

Posted Job Title

Research Laboratory Technician, Penn Dental Medicine

Job Profile Title

Technician, Research Laboratory C

Job Description Summary

Will assist and carry out research projects in the lab. A number of important lab responsibilities are involved: 1. Carry out experiments and learn new techniques; 2. Participate in ordering supplies, inventory maintenance, and animal colony management; 3. Obtain data from experiments, complete data entry, and analyze data in collaboration; 4. Perform in vitro experiments with cell cultures; 5. Assist with in vivo experiments including procedures, genotyping, monitoring, and tissue processing; 5. Analysis of histologic specimens including immunofluorescence and image analysis; 6. Present results at lab meetings.

Job Description

We are looking for a self-motivated, inquisitive, ambitious, and enthusiastic person who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can interact well with others as part of a team. This position will involve a combination of independent and team-driven research projects, as well as providing lab management assistance under the direct supervision of the research project manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, immunofluorescent staining, and immunohistochemistry)
  • Isolate and stain cells for flow cytometry
  • Perform in vitro experiments using cell culture
  • Collect and process tissue samples from murine models
  • Opportunities exist to actively contribute to research projects as a co-author and present data at lab meetings and research symposiums for interested candidates
  • Conduct scientific literature searches
  • Working with other lab members develop protocols.
  • Other duties may include, but not limited to: record data and analyze results; maintain inventory of frozen cell stocks and plasmids; prepare laboratory reagents and maintain equipment; oversee animal census; support general lab management
  • Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree, with 0-1 year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with in vitro cell culture a requirement.

    Salary - A candidate with 0-1 year experience has the potential to be paid $16.23 - $18.00/hour.

    Working Conditions:

    Office, library, computer room; requires extensive safety training; requires protective devices

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