Research Specialist A/B
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$0.00 - $100.00 per hour

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Research Specialist A/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
Research Specialist A/B

Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A

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

Research Specialist A: Under the supervision of the PI, the research specialist is expected to carry out the daily activities of the laboratory, which include a wide range of experimental techniques involving routine molecular biology, tissue histology and staining. The role of the specialist will be to assist research personnel in carrying out experiments.

The Research Specialist B will undertake the duties outlined for the Research Specialist A position, with the additional expectation that the candidate will work more independently and participate in developing novel solutions to research efforts. The candidate is expected to have greater laboratory research and mouse work experience that the grade A specialist. Depending on performance, skill level and interest, the grade B specialist may be asked to also undertake an independent research project.

Position is contingent on funding.


Research Specialist A: Bachelor's Degree and 0-1 year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Research Specialist B: Bachelor's Degree and 1-3 years experience or 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
$32,000.00 - $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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