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Investigational Drug Service Lab Assistant - Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania

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Job ID: 135852
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: May 24, 2022
Work Schedule: Days

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


  • The Laboratory Assistant will work closely with the Laboratory Manager, research pharmacists, clinical research technicians and interns to ensure the safety and efficacy of medications which are compounded, manufactured or repackaged by the Investigational Drug Service (IDS) for clinical trial use, while also meeting the needs of clinical trials in a timely, compliant and professional manner. The Laboratory Assistant will carry out daily tasks involving compounding, manufacturing, repackaging and laboratory testing for products used in the IDS.


  • Perform a variety of complex, analytical and technical lab experiments, including HPLC assay of drug products
  • Analyze data generated from lab experiments, enter procedures into notebooks and computer systems
  • Maintain equipment and inventory of supplies and reagents in the laboratory
  • Assist in training and oversight of interns, students and technicians in the production and packaging of investigational drug products; assist in completing batches if necessary to ensure project timelines are met
  • Perform routine technical lab and/or research-related tasks
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of SOP’s, adhere to and accurately complete work according to SOP’s.
  • Assist Lab Manager in other duties as needed


  • Certified Pharmacy Technician preferred

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science (Required)
  • Prior experience in a laboratory setting preferred 

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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