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University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 22, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details


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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

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.

Posted Job Title

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description

Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

The candidate will act as an assistant to both the histology and animal teams in the laboratory and will work on projects analyzing the immune contexture of mouse and human cancer tissues using multiplex imaging and analysis tools as well as projects investigating the impact of biologics and small-molecule inhibitors on the immune reaction to cancer using multiple mouse models. The research assistant will collaborate closely with a senior research associate and the laboratory team on various projects. The candidate will be required to work independently, collaboratively, possessing strong writing, presentation and analytical skills. He/She will be responsible for (1) conducting complex studies independently in multiple mouse models involving injections (i.v, i.p, s.c.), tissue harvesting, blood collection, small animal surgeries (2) monitoring of tumors in cancer models (3) mouse necropsies, (4) flow cytometry, (5) tissue processing and sectioning, (6) assisting in the operation of automated and manual immunostaining procedures, (7) slide scanning and image acquisition, (8) management of image files and image analysis, (9) development of novel image analytical tools and procedures, (10) development of presentations and reports displaying data results, and (11) keeping inventory and ordering supplies as needed. The candidate will also be involved as necessary in the analysis of multidimensional flow cytometry and transcriptome analyses. The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic/motivation, meticulous organizational skills, solid computational skills, and strong social/communication skills.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$7.25 - $20.00 Hourly Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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 may be 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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