Research Specialist B/C
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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist B/C
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist B
Job Description Summary
The Research Specialist B/C provides support for multiple research projects related to improving gene/cell therapy.
The Research Specialist B provides support for multiple research projects related to improving gene/cell therapy. This individual will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will be responsible for the implementation of assays supporting all the research activities in the lab. Primary duties will include the development and implementation of high-quality polychromatic flow cytometry and T cell-based assays. These involve human T cell isolation, transduction, expansion, formulation and cryopreservation. Other tasks include generating lentiviral vectors for CAR gene delivery into primary human T cells as well as RNA and DNA extraction and plasmid preparations. The applicant will be required to perform in vivo experiments Including intravenous injections, bleeding, imaging, and harvest of tumors. Additional responsibilities include maintaining accurate laboratory records, analyzing results and summarizing data findings. This position requires an individual with exceptional attention to detail and personal responsibility. Assist with supervision of junior level staff possible in future.
Additional duties for RSC include the supervision of junior lab members and general training for molecular biology studies.
Position Contingent upon Funding.
Research Specialist B - Bachelor's Degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Research Specialist C- Bachelors' Degree and 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master's preferred
Previous lab experience in areas of cancer and HIV preferred.
Strong background and demonstrated experience in T cell immunology and flow cytometry.
Can work independently.
Strong experience working on research teams and directly participating in research studies.
Strong multitasking abilities and an extremely high-level of reliability and dependability.
Excellent organizational record keeping skills are necessary.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$37,220.00 - $56,087.33
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