Research Specialist A

Expiring today

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
Wednesday, 10 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 11 April 2021
Ref
JR00028019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 Description Summary

The Research Specialist A will conduct research and provide technical support to several projects studying the development of biologically based electrodes for auditory rehabilitation using electrophysiological, optogenetic, imaging and behavioral methods in rodents. The position requires basic knowledge of neuroscience, biology, and chemistry. Responsibilities include: assistance with electrophysiological, optogenetic and imaging experiments, cell culture, surgical procedures with rats, immunohistochemistry of brain tissue, data analysis, organization and maintenance of laboratory logs, data curation and backup, laboratory maintenance. Ability to keep accurate records and excellent organizational skills are essential. We are looking for a creative, friendly and responsible individual.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Job Description

The Research Specialist A will conduct research and provide technical support to several projects studying the development of biologically based electrodes for auditory rehabilitation using electrophysiological, optogenetic, imaging and behavioral methods in rodents. The position requires basic knowledge of neuroscience, biology, and chemistry. Responsibilities include: assistance with electrophysiological, optogenetic and imaging experiments, cell culture, surgical procedures with rats, immunohistochemistry of brain tissue, data analysis, organization and maintenance of laboratory logs, data curation and backup, laboratory maintenance. Ability to keep accurate records and excellent organizational skills are essential. We are looking for a creative, friendly and responsible individual.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

The job pay range encompasses the full range of employees from new hires to the salaries of current Penn employees with many years of experience and seniority and is not a precise indicator of salaries of new hires when looking at the top end.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Working Conditions
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

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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