Research Speciliast A

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
n/a
Posted
23 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2018
Ref
40-29934
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.

School/Center Overview

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/

Duties

Applicant responsibilities will include cognitive testing of patients and health seniors, preliminary statistical analyses, database management and participation in studies that relate cognition to imaging and biofluids. A significant amount of testing will occur in the research subject’s home. This position will provide a strong foundation for individuals interested in graduate or medical school.

Qualifications  

A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Linguistics, Biology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or related fields and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Past experience working in similar lab setting is highly desirable. Experience with statistical analyses and neuropsychological assessment is preferred. The candidate must be able to work independently and have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable motor vehicle is necessary. Must pass Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment.

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.