Research Specialist A
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/
Plans and conducts basic experiments to meet research project objectives in the field of neurotrauma and neuroscience using large and small animals, with close supervision. Assists in performing laboratory experiments. Experiments may include large and small animal surgeries, cell culture, electrophysiology, animal behavior and imaging. Other tasks include maintenance of logs and lab reports, biological specimen catalogs and assistance in scheduling experiments. Bench experiments include tissue preparation and sectioning, histology and immunology. Daily management of laboratory equipment, documentations and processes to ensure regulatory compliance and timely completion of project/program deliverables. Closely collaborates with senior lab members and Principal Investigator (PI) on experimental/clinical work set ups in accordance to established protocols. Handle controlled substances such as pharmaceutical, radiological or hazardous materials; Have access to sensitive data related to research projects and grants such as intellectual property.
Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience, Bioengineering or closely related field and 0-1 year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience with animal research preferred. Candidate should be a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills. Attention to detail, organizational skills, reliability and the ability to work independently are important. Teamwork, professionalism, and the willingness to manage and work cooperatively with others are a crucial part of this position. Some laboratory experience preferred.
This position is contingent on funding.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table or standing at research bench; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$32,000.00 - $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.
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.