Job description


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


Job location: Medical School-Johnson Pavilion

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-12-03
Req: JR00013569
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 Specialist B

Job Profile Title

Research Specialist B

Job Description Summary

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.

Job Description

The Research Specialist B will focus on understanding the molecular biology of human papillomavirus infection and its associated cancers. Under the general supervision of the PI, the incumbent will conduct experiments using tissue culture and molecular and cell biological techniques, collect and interpret data, and assist in the design of the new experiments as needed. The incumbent will be responsible for general laboratory maintenance, organization, and ordering.

Position is contingent on continued funding.


Research Specialist B:

A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Molecular Biology and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Must have strong organizational skills, good written and verbal communication skills, be able to learn new techniques and analytical methods, and must be a reliable and enthusiastic team player. Training and mentoring will be provided.

Working Conditions:
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety training and requires protective devices, Exposure to Chemicals

Physical Effort:
Typically sitting at a desk or table, Typically standing and walking, Intermittently sitting, standing, and stooping, Occasional lifting 25-50 lb.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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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