Plastic Surgery Research Specialist, Surgery Department

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Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday, 5 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 5 March 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

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.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Profile Title

Research Specialist A

Job Description Summary

The research fellow candidate will work closely with the Division of Plastic Surgery. The clinical research fellow will be responsible for organizing, gaining approval, and managing the majority of the research that is produced within the division.  The Clinical Research Fellow will develop skills in planning, implementation, and conducting retrospective and prospective clinical trials as well as managing and analyzing institutional and national datasets.

Job Description

The position will include the following objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the importance of human protection and laws which govern clinical research
  • Become proficient at generating study designs for new protocols and submitting to the IRB
  • Create databases to hold abstracted data for outcomes and other studies of interest
  • Monitor and analyze data for interpretation. 
  • Implement study design and actively recruit and collect data for prospective clinical trials
  • Prepare abstracts for scientific meetings and manuscripts for publication
  • Assist in preparation and full participation of divisional quarterly research meetings
  • Prepare and deliver accepted studies for conference posters and presentations

This position is contingent on funding and is a 1 year position from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.


Bachelor's Degree and 0-1 year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$35,568.00 - $57,600.00

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 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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