Research Specialist A/B

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
23 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2018
Ref
40-29890
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

The Biedermann Lab for Orthopaedic Research at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking an individual to fill a full time Research Engineer ( Research Specialist A) position. The candidate will assist in coordinating studies on multiple research projects and perform a variety of benchtop and in vitro studies which require careful attention to detail. Experiments will include biomechanical testing and analysis, machining custom-made fixtures, and analyzing and processing data in Matlab. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for maintaining laboratory equipment, ordering supplies, and keeping a well-organized lab notebook. The candidate must be able to follow directions carefully, solve problems, and function well within a team environment.

The Research Specialist B position will be required to interpret and present testing results to other researchers and clinicians independently. Additionally, the Research Specialist B position will be asked to formulate grant proposals, and write technical articles with minimal oversight.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required for the Research Specialist A position.

The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field and 1 to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required for the Research Specialist B position. A Master’s degree is preferred but not required for the Research Specialist B position.

Experience in machining and the use of universal testing frames is desirable but not required. Salary is competitive and based on experience with an excellent fringe benefit package. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate individual is identified.

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