Research Technologist 1

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click “Apply” and complete the application process for external applicants .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology division at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA is seeking a qualified, motivated Research Technologist 1 to join a talented research team performing  the laboratory work associated with CRISPR and gene editing experiments including (but not limited to): cell lines maintenance, generation of the molecular biology reagents (plasmids, guide RNA molecules etc) required for CRISPR genome editing, genetic manipulation of cell lines (transfection, flow cytometry sorting, validation by genomic sequencing and western blot).  We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and ambitious to learn. Applicant needs to be detail oriented and follow SOPs and experimental plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Execution of experiments, data analysis, record keeping, ordering lab supplies, preparing IACUC protocols, etc.

  • Generate Patient Derived Xenografts, bone marrow and spleen cell isolation

  • Maintain laboratory equipment and certifications

  • Maintain inventory of raw materials, buffers, and reagents

  • Handle breeding colony

  • Perform common assay like Western Blot, and proliferation 

  • Maintain cell culture

  • Participate in troubleshooting of processes

  • Complete projects by assisting project team; attend and participate in team, department, and all-hands meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS) or Masters in related science field required

  • Hands on experience with animal husbandry, breeding, drug administration (IP, IV, SC, IM, IF, oral gavage), necropsy, bleeding, data collection, and interacting with veterinary staff in animal facility  

  • Western Blot, ELISA, ICC/IHC, and Flow cytometry transfection

  • Strong knowledge of multicolor flow and data analysis

  • Knowledge of primary cell culture techniques and database, cytotoxicity assay, colony formation assay, drug combination studies and analysis.

  • Must be willing to work occasional weekends, and holidays

This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus 1 year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

The following clearances must be successfully completed for this position: 

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check 
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History- 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check  


The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. 

This is a limited-term position funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of refunding.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:


  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click “Apply” and complete the application process for external applicants .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology division at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA is seeking a qualified, motivated Research Technologist 1 to join a talented research team performing  the laboratory work associated with CRISPR and gene editing experiments including (but not limited to): cell lines maintenance, generation of the molecular biology reagents (plasmids, guide RNA molecules etc) required for CRISPR genome editing, genetic manipulation of cell lines (transfection, flow cytometry sorting, validation by genomic sequencing and western blot).  We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and ambitious to learn. Applicant needs to be detail oriented and follow SOPs and experimental plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Execution of experiments, data analysis, record keeping, ordering lab supplies, preparing IACUC protocols, etc.

  • Generate Patient Derived Xenografts, bone marrow and spleen cell isolation

  • Maintain laboratory equipment and certifications

  • Maintain inventory of raw materials, buffers, and reagents

  • Handle breeding colony

  • Perform common assay like Western Blot, and proliferation 

  • Maintain cell culture

  • Participate in troubleshooting of processes

  • Complete projects by assisting project team; attend and participate in team, department, and all-hands meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS) or Masters in related science field required

  • Hands on experience with animal husbandry, breeding, drug administration (IP, IV, SC, IM, IF, oral gavage), necropsy, bleeding, data collection, and interacting with veterinary staff in animal facility  

  • Western Blot, ELISA, ICC/IHC, and Flow cytometry transfection

  • Strong knowledge of multicolor flow and data analysis

  • Knowledge of primary cell culture techniques and database, cytotoxicity assay, colony formation assay, drug combination studies and analysis.

  • Must be willing to work occasional weekends, and holidays

This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus 1 year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

The following clearances must be successfully completed for this position: 

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check 
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History- 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check  


The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. 

This is a limited-term position funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of refunding.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

Hershey, PA

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