Measey Surgical Scholar

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
23 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2020
Ref
JR00015428
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 Measey Surgical Scholar program was established to provide clinical research experience for postbaccalaureate students who are interested in or planning to apply to medical school. This one year program introduces the Measey Surgical Scholar to many aspects of clinical surgical research and may sometimes provide an opportunity to get involved in basic science research. Measey Surgical Scholars work closely with an individual surgeon or a surgical research team on current and new research investigations. Activities include collecting clinical data to populate databases, performing literature searches in support of research initiatives, analyzing data, and assisting in the preparation of research findings for posters, abstracts and manuscripts. Students will learn about regulatory requirements associated with clinical research including submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), screening and eligibility criteria requirements.  

The Measey Surgical Scholar is expected to complete at least one independent project that is developed in collaboration with the faculty mentor and submitted for presentation at a national meeting. The participant will be encouraged to assist or take the lead in writing a manuscript of his/her research project.  It is expected that the scholar will participate in writing other scholarly manuscripts or reviews that are done with his/her mentor as well as take part in other research projects that are ongoing.  Scholar will have the opportunity to be involved in every part of the research process from study design, IRB submission and data collection to data analysis and manuscript publication.  Scholar will be involved in submitting IRB proposals and editing manuscripts for peer reviewed medical journals.  Expected to participate in and perform experiments, functional and data analysis, data presentation and filing.

This is a one-year position.

Job Description

The Measey Surgical Scholar program was established to provide clinical research experience for postbaccalaureate students who are interested in or planning to apply to medical school. This one year program introduces the Measey Surgical Scholar to many aspects of clinical surgical research and may sometimes provide an opportunity to get involved in basic science research. Measey Surgical Scholars work closely with an individual surgeon or a surgical research team on current and new research investigations. Activities include collecting clinical data to populate databases, performing literature searches in support of research initiatives, analyzing data, and assisting in the preparation of research findings for posters, abstracts and manuscripts. Students will learn about regulatory requirements associated with clinical research including submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), screening and eligibility criteria requirements. 

The Measey Surgical Scholar is expected to complete at least one independent project that is developed in collaboration with the faculty mentor and submitted for presentation at a national meeting. The participant will be encouraged to assist or take the lead in writing a manuscript of his/her research project.

It is expected that the scholar will participate in writing other scholarly manuscripts or reviews that are done with his/her mentor as well as take part in other research projects that are ongoing.  Scholar will have the opportunity to be involved in every part of the research process from study design, IRB submission and data collection to data analysis and manuscript publication.  Scholar will be involved in submitting IRB proposals and editing manuscripts for peer reviewed medical journals.  Expected to participate in and perform experiments, functional and data analysis, data presentation and filing.

This is a one-year position with a specified end date of 6/30/21.

This application is a supplement to the formal entry made through the Department of Surgery website - http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/surgery/Research/Measey_scholar_program.html

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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