Technician, Research Laboratory B
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Technician, Research Laboratory B

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
Technician, Research Laboratory B

Job Profile Title
Technician, Research Laboratory B

Job Description Summary
This position provides logistical support to the CORL lab and its surgical operations. Primary responsibilities include maintenance and care of surgical and laboratory equipment, assistance in peri-operative care of large animals, and maintenance and running of the OR. Attention to detail and organizational aptitude are highly valuable for this position. Position located in Kennett Sq., no public trans. avail.

Job Description

The Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (Penn Vet CORL) has an opening for an Animal Care & Operating Room (AC & OR) Coordinator. The CORL translational research group is active in international and national collaborations with emphasis on orthopaedic device development and validation. CORL is a fully GLP compliant research facility with major emphasis regulatory preclinical trials.

The AC&OR Coordinator provides logistical support to the CORL lab and its surgical operations. Primary responsibilities include acting as lead circulating nurse during surgeries, maintenance and running of OR, assistance in peri-operative care of large animals, maintenance and care of surgical and laboratory equipment, data collection and management, and handling the diverse needs of the laboratory. A keen attention to detail, aptitude for organization, and positive attitude are

highly desirable in a candidate.

Administrative responsibilities: Maintenance of QAU SOPs; contribute to development of good documentation practices (GLP) and compliance training material; Maintenance of surgical supply and laboratory inventory. Monitor current grant budgets and activities. Daily & weekly maintenance of stocked surgical inventories and laboratory supplies in a GLP compliant manner. Care and maintenance of surgical and laboratory equipment as well as completion of relating documentation to ensure regulatory compliance. Large animal handling, assistance in peri-op care, OR circulating, personnel management, asepsis process. Regulatory Compliance: maintain compliance in accordance with CORL SOPs I 21 CFR part 58 (GLP) and IACUC protocols. Use of Imaging equipment (CT, fluoroscope), and use of image processing software. Data collection, management, and organization. Management and scheduling of research assistants. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


HS/GED and at least 1-2 years of experience in veterinary medicine, or equivalent combination of

education and experience is required.

This position is contingent upon grant funding.

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room; Outdoor exposure to weather, exposure to chemicals

Physical Effort

Occasional lifting 25-50 lb.,Frequent lifting 25 lbs. or more, Occasional liftng 25 lb. or less, intermittently sitting/standing/stooping, Typically bending, crouching, stooping, Typically standing, walking

Job Location - City, State
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range
$15.44 - $26.25

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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