Research Specialist A

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
17 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Aug 2020
Ref
JR00018216
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

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/

Job Description

A Research Specialist A is sought to work in the Dept. of Neurosurgery and Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair to assist with research in the field of neurotrauma and post-traumatic epilepsy. Specifically, the research seeks to advance understanding of the acute and chronic neuropathological consequences of traumatic brain injury and will involve experiments utilizing in vivo modelling and histological outcomes.

Additional responsibilities will include the maintenance and general management of laboratory space, preparation of routine reagents, ordering of supplies and maintenance of protocols.

Qualifications:

BA or BS in neuroscience, bioengineering or related subject and 0-1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as attention to detail are of great importance. The candidate should be able to work well independently, as well as part of a team.

Position contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00

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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