We are seeking a full time Research Specialist to join the Translational Spine Research Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Duties will include: 1) generating and maintaining transgenic mouse models to study spinal development and 2) conducting molecular and cell biology experiments for a range of projects spanning spinal development through to aging and degeneration. The position requires experience in generating and maintaining transgenic mouse lines, and strong skills in standard molecular biology/biochemistry techniques, including RNA extractions from mammalian cells/tissue, primary cell culture, protein extractions and immunoblotting, and tissue characterization techniques such as microCT and histology. The research includes a strong translational component, including evaluating therapeutics in both large and small preclinical animal models. Lab management duties will be required and will include taking inventory and ordering of general lab supplies, maintaining equipment, assisting in maintaining general lab cleanliness and safety, and participating in departmental management duties.
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class ...of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.