Research Specialist

Pennsylvania, United States
06 May 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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.

This position will be responsible for conducting complex image analyses of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) images from both clinical studies of humans and preclinical studies of animals including monkeys and rodents. Specific responsibilities include segmentation of human brain regions in PET images using anatomic magnetic resonance images and brain atlases, and MATLAB programs plus collection of radioactive blood samples in the clinic and transportation of samples to the metabolite analysis laboratory, generation of parametric PET images, analyses of blood metabolite and urine count data using spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), and preparation of the results for subsequent grant reports and manuscripts.

A Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics or Biology and 0 to 1year of experience or an equivalent combination of education or experience required. Ability to program MATLAB, some training in human anatomy, experience with Microsoft Office including Excel . Preferred candidates will have experience with image analysis software and willing to work flexible hours.

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.