Research Investigator Senior

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
$35,568.00 - $204,000.00
Posted
05 May 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Ref
JR00016539
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

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.

Posted Job Title

Research Investigator Senior

Job Profile Title

Research Investigator, Senior

Job Description Summary

Research Investigator Senior

As part of the Department of Psychiatry, the Neurodevelopment & Psychosis Section and the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) are devoted to the study of brain and behavior throughout the lifespan. The Research Investigator Sr will assist the Principal Investigator and will act in a leadership role, overseeing large-scale image analysis and integration efforts. This includes overseeing workflow and productivity of lab personnel and providing training to them on specific techniques as necessary. Finally, the SRI will be responsible for data analysis, preparation of manuscripts, and presenting research findings through various forums. Senior Research Investigator must demonstrate the ability to analyze and present data in professional "publication ready" format and to be able to independently prepare manuscripts and grant writings for submission.

Job Description

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/

 

Research Investigator Senior

 

Ted Satterthwaite (www.satterthwaitelab.com) and the Lifespan Brain Institute are seeking to recruit a Senior Research Scientist, who will have operational leadership of the image analysis team.  This job requires substantial experience with highly specialized neuroimaging tools, experiments, and analytics. The applicant will be expected to innovate and apply novel methods that are on the cutting edge of a rapidly moving field.

 

Responsibilities will include: developing and applying advanced data analysis techniques, developing and maintaining imaging processing pipelines to large-scale datasets, supervising staff and trainees, lead development of new projects for funding, serving as co-investigator on grants, and writing high-impact first-author manuscripts. This position will involve working as part of a highly-interdisciplinary research team that includes experts in diverse fields such as neuropsychiatry (Raquel E. Gur; director of LiBI and UPenn Neuropsychiatry), neuropsychology (Ruben Gur; director of BBL), network theory (Danielle S. Bassett), multivariate pattern analysis (Christos Davatzikos), imaging statistics (Taki Shinohara), reward neuroscience (Dan Wolf), and cognitive neuroscience (David Roalf). To work effectively in this highly collaborative environment, the applicant must have superior communication, language, and writing skills.

 


Qualifications
Highly advanced professional discipline. M.D., Ph. D., or equivalent doctoral degree and 5-7 years of experience is required. Experience in biomedical or psychological research or data management preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with linux/unix/bash scripting is preferred; extensive knowledge of tools useful in manipulating and converting data; facility with numbers and meticulous attention to detail; experience with statistics and statistical programming (R preferred); programming experience with one or more general-purpose programming languages preferred; capacity for learning new technical skills independently; experience with neuroimaging tools (SPM, AFNI, FSL) preferred. Background check required.  Position contingent on funding.

 

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room.

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less.

 

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$35,568.00 - $204,000.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
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.

Special Requirements 
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job

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