Research Technician

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
23 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 technician will assist with subject recruitment, conduct phone screens and all study visits, administer and score subject interviews, questionnaires, and assessments, and schedule subject appointments over the course of the study. S/he will administer computerized measures and will schedule/conduct imaging sessions, ensuring quality acquisition and standard conditions. S/he will check/ensure data completeness and timely enter data in established computer databases and ensure regular backup of all data. The technician will maintain complete, current, and accurate study subject records and regulatory documents. S/he will be responsible for processing, shipping, and obtaining the laboratory samples results. S/he will be in contact with and track subjects over the course of the study, providing information to subjects regarding visits, protocols, and procedures. S/he will be the communication link among clinical care providers and PIs, as well as maintaining weekly minutes from the project meetings.

High School degree with 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

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.