Research Specialist

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
13 May 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Jul 2019
Ref
40-31803
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/

A full-time position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Corey McMillan in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. This laboratory focuses on translational neuroscience questions related to improving the diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of related neurodegenerative diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). We also explore genotype and phenotype relationships using a multimodal approach that integrates clinical, imaging, genetic, and biofluid datasets. Applicant responsibilities will include collection of psychometric and imaging data from patients with ALS and/or FTD, preliminary statistical analyses, database management, processing biofluid samples, and administrative coordination with consortia collaborators.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is 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.