Research Specialist A (Biochemistry and Biophysics)
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania




Research Specialist A (Biochemistry and Biophysics)

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 A (Biochemistry and Biophysics)

Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A

Job Description Summary
Drive a research project (collect, analyze and interpret data, and
present data at group meetings) concerning the molecular mechanisms of protein misfolding, aberrant phase transitions, and protein disaggregation. We are particularly interested in the directed evolution and engineering of protein- or RNA-disaggregases as therapeutics to reverse aberrant phase separation in
neurodegenerative disease.
Help in the general running of the lab, including: ordering, receiving items, and maintaining lab organization. Presenting your scientific findings at Shorter lab group meetings as well as at local, national, and international meetings.

Job Description

Drive a research project (collect, analyze and interpret data, and
present data at group meetings) concerning the molecular mechanisms of protein misfolding, aberrant phase transitions, and protein disaggregation. We are particularly interested in the directed evolution and engineering of protein- or RNA-disaggregases as therapeutics to reverse aberrant phase separation in
neurodegenerative disease.

Help in the general running of the lab, including: ordering, receiving items, and maintaining lab organization. Presenting your scientific findings at Shorter lab group meetings as well as at local, national, and international meetings.

Plans and conducts basic experiments to meet research project objectives, with close supervision. Assists in performing laboratory experiments and clinical studies for product or material formulation and development. Daily management of laboratory tool, documentations and processes to ensure regulatory compliance and timely completion of project/program deliverables. Closely collaborates with Senior Research Specialists and Principal Investigator (PI) on experimental/clinical work set ups in accordance to established protocols.

Position contingent upon funding.

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

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
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00

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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