The Morrisey Lab is currently looking to hire multiple positions to fulfill diverse research needs. Ideal candidates are inquisitive, thoughtful and excited to be apart of a mission-driven, cutting-edge imaging and genomics discovery research team in the field of regenerative medicine. Based on technical skills and previous job experience/education, positions will work either independently or under the training of a senior scientist and will gain technical assistance and mentorship from additional staff scientists, including Dr. Morrisey, to achieve impactful human health research and to achieve their own personal career goals. The team is ideally looking for someone who can commit to work in the lab for a minimum of 2 years.
Our lab has a long-standing track record of advancing and training the next generation of scientists with over 30 postdocs, 10 graduate students and 25 undergraduates students completing training in our lab, all of whom have gained admittance into professional and medical schools, found fulfilling positions in the academic or private biotech/ pharmaceutical sectors while co-authoring papers in preeminent scientific journals. We are looking for individuals who are organized, passionate about science, and who thrive in a collaborative team research environment.
We encourage you to explore our social media platforms to learn more about our research and labs:
(1) Penn-ChoP Lung Biology Institute which houses our Human Lung Tissue Bank (HLTB) and patient-based research projects: https://www.med.upenn.edu/lbi
(2) Our basic developmental and regenerative lung biology research lab website where we share our research, our accomplishments, recipes, lab outings and more! https://www.med.upenn.edu/morriseylab/
(3) And our lab Twitter Feed: @MorriseyLab where we post emerging and exciting updates in the field
Minimum job experience requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or other life sciences field and a minimum of 1 year of hands-on wet bench molecular biology experience is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. For advanced technician positions, 3-5 years of experience and/or a Masters or other advanced professional Degree in a biology related field is preferred. Experience with: mammalian cell culture, microscopy, animal husbandry, immunocytochemistry and next generation sequencing are highly desirable skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, comprehension of scientific literature and competency with computer programs including MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite are required. Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently are necessary.
An Abridged Summary of UPENN Employment Benefits:
Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay
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Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $57,000.00 - $95,000.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Professional development assistance
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Fully vaccinated/boostered against COVID-19, Wear (provided) surgical masks in patient/hospital areas and have access to free PCR testing as often as desired. Mandates are subject to change.
- Molecular Biology: 1 year (Required)
- Laboratory Experience: 1 year (Required)
Work Location: One location