Research Specialist A

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
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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.

Primary role is to assess extent of neurological damage in an In Vivo Model of central nervous system injury. Successful candidate will participate in animal studies involving behavioral assessment of swine, managing all animal surgical care, specialized husbandry needs, and behavior assessments, as well as manage detailed clinical records and biological sample databases.

Additional responsibilities will include assistance in swine surgery and experiments designed to study control of brain blood flow under physiologic and pathologic conditions such as traumatic brain injury and stroke, maintaining protocol books, overseeing equipment maintenance, supply inventory, and safety compliance in the lab.

Responsible for developing new experimental protocols, and working with collaborating laboratories to learn new methods, performing technically complex experiments, data acquisition and analysis, and maintains data records.

A Bachelor’s degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Good organizational and communication skills, good work ethic, ability to work independently with attention to detail. Lab experience and animal handling 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.