Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Philadelphia


Job location: Translational Research Laboratories

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-12-03
Req: JR00013834
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

Laboratory Services Assistant C

Job Profile Title

Laboratory Services Assistant C

Job Description Summary

The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Laboratory Operations and the Associate Director, Lab Safety and Gene Therapy Program Operations, the individual will perform general laboratory support functions including but not limited to: • Inventorying and stocking supplies across all research labs for use by scientists; Breaking down pallets of supplies and placing them in stockrooms.

- Receiving, tracking and distributing packages of research materials and supplies directly to scientists.

- Monitoring of common use laboratory equipment and performing maintenance when scheduled/required.

- Assisting in equipment cleaning, disinfecting, replacement and relocation.

- Collection/distribution and washing of glassware.

- Assisting in biohazardous waste management.

- Assisting with preparation of laboratory stock solutions.


The position requirements include:

- High School diploma with an additional 12 to 18 months of education/training beyond High School and 1 to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

- Ability to lift and push up to 50 lbs.

- Willingness to work with biological materials and in conditions that may expose them to chemicals.

- Willingness to undergo extensive lab safety training.

- Willingness to comply with lab safety standards, such as wearing personal protective equipment.

- Ability to read, write and speak English.

Preferred: At least 2 years working in a scientific environment; basic understanding of laboratory safety practices; good customer service skills; ability to explain problems/issues/solutions; ability to follow both written and verbal instructions; ability to work as a member of a team.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$16.23 - $29.21

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.

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.

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