Research Specialist

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
03 May 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2019
Ref
40-31277
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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/

We are seeking a highly-motivated candidate for a full-time Research Specialist A position. The research project focuses on the study of how FLASH radiotherapy (radiotherapy delivered at high doses for a short period of time) impacts tumor growth and normal tissue response. The position involves handling of rodent and canine models, and implementation of principles of Radiation Biology and Physics (dosimetry, dose calibration, target verifications etc). Moreover, the position requires performance of clonogenic survival assays and tissue preparation. A strong background in radiation sciences and expertise in handling of animals and working with animal models is required. Besides laboratory research, managing some general lab duties will also be expected. Position is contingent on continued funding.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A strong background in animal handling and radiation sciences is preferred.

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.