Research Specialist A/B

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
16 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2020
Ref
JR00017493
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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.

Job Description Summary

Research Specialist A:

The Translational Neuropathology Research Laboratory’s (TNRL) mission is to increase the knowledge concerning the cause and cure of neurodegenerative disorders. TNRL is recruiting for a Research Specialist to assist with neuropathology research on the chronic effects of traumatic brain injury on the human brain. Primary duties include participation in histologic analysis, pathological diagnosis, and digital histologic image archiving of human brain tissues using established and novel methods such as immunohistochemical techniques for independent analysis of tissue sections and optimization of antibody staining. Other duties include microtomy, microscopy, tissue DNA extraction, database use, equipment troubleshooting, inventory management and providing other duties necessary for the day to day operation of TNRL. Active contribution to scientific projects through data organization and analysis is required. Must be able to work independently regarding task assessment and time management and be able to manage and organize data in an efficient and accurate manner. Candidate will be expected to attend and present at regular laboratory meetings and take part in activities of the laboratory.

Research Specialist B:

In addition to above duties, the research specialist B will be responsible for performing quantitative image analysis of histologic images and analysis of molecular data for integration with findings in collaboration with personnel from other laboratories.

Job Description

Research Specialist A

The Translational Neuropathology Research Laboratory’s (TNRL) mission is to increase the knowledge concerning the cause and cure of neurodegenerative disorders. TNRL is recruiting for a Research Specialist to assist with neuropathology research on the chronic effects of traumatic brain injury on the human brain.

Primary duties include participation in histologic analysis, pathological diagnosis, and digital histologic image archiving of human brain tissues using established and novel methods such as immunohistochemical techniques for independent analysis of tissue sections and optimization of antibody staining. Other duties include microtomy, microscopy, tissue DNA extraction, database use, equipment troubleshooting, inventory management and providing other duties necessary for the day to day operation of TNRL.

Active contribution to scientific projects through data organization and analysis is required. Must be able to work independently regarding task assessment and time management and be able to manage and organize data in an efficient and accurate manner. Candidate will be expected to attend and present at regular laboratory meetings and take part in activities of the laboratory.

Research Specialist B:

In addition to above duties, the research specialist B will be responsible for performing quantitative image analysis of histologic images and analysis of molecular data for integration with findings in collaboration with personnel from other laboratories.

Qualifications:

Research Specialist A:

Bachelor's Degree and 0-1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Research Specialist B

Bachelor's Degree and 1-3 years of experience or and equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs

advertisement
advertisement
advertisement
advertisement
advertisement
advertisement