Research Specialist

Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

The Arrhythmia Imaging Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine is seeking a research specialist to work on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance image (MRI) datasets for retrospective and prospective identification of cardiac arrhythmia substrates and to guide complex catheter ablation procedures. The successful applicant will be taught how to analyze image datasets and perform clinical research. He/she will be encouraged to participate in academic meetings within the Division of Cardiology and Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology. Essential responsibilities will include: 1) database management, 2) image analysis, 3) participation in research meetings, and 4) contribution to and co-authorship in manuscripts prepared by the group.
Position is contingent on continued funding.

A Bachelor’s degree and 0-1 year of directly related research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Strong organizational skills, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently are required. Previous experience with image and statistical analysis is preferred, but not necessary.

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.