Senior Research Investigator

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
01 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2020
Ref
JR00018139
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 Research Investigator Sr (SRI) will act in a leadership role, overseeing and designing advanced experiments. He/She will assist the Principal Investigator and play a leading role in developing a research program in the advancement of specific area of study and will play a crucial role both in all aspects of research products including development, implementation, and data analysis. In the development stage, the SRI will assess proposed projects by conducting feasibility studies to provide valuable input regarding viability, efficiency, timeline, and study design. In the implementation stage, he/she will supervise and perform the project. 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.

This is a senior research position where the individual carries out translational research on inherited retinal degenerations in Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) fashion so that the research can lead to human clinical trials. The position calls for independent research, with feedback from Jean Bennett, other members of the team, and the sponsors (generally pharmaceutical companies). The individual supervises a team of scientists and designs, carries out, trouble shoots, interprets the data, obtains regulatory approvals, writes up the results, and participates in meetings with the sponsor and the FDA.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

This is a senior research position where the individual carries out translational research on inherited retinal degenerations in Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) fashion so that the research can lead to human clinical trials. The position calls for independent research, with feedback from Jean Bennett, other members of the team, and the sponsors (generally pharmaceutical companies). The individual supervises a team of scientists and designs, carries out, trouble shoots, interprets the data, obtains regulatory approvals, writes up the results, and participates in meetings with the sponsor and the FDA.

Qualifications

Highly advanced professional discipline. M.D., Ph. D., or equivalent doctoral degree and 5 years of experience is required

Working Conditions

Office, library, computer room; Requires extensive safety training; Exposure to chemicals; Requires protective devices

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 24-50 lb. Typically standing or walking; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping Draft Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) for GLP (Good Laboratory Practices); Design and Carry out experiments independently following Standard Operating Procedures; Carry out trouble-shooting on experiments when necessary; Record, analyze and interpret data and plan next steps; Write reports for Pharmaceutical Sponsors and manuscripts describing research results; Obtain regulatory approvals for experiments; Maintain records of experiments; Oversee work of junior laboratory members, including training on issues relevant to GLP-like studies (such as SOPs, maintenance of supplies); Prepare for and participate in meetings with Sponsors and FDA.

Position is contingent on grant funding.

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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