Research Specialist A/B, Otorhinolaryngology Departtment

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
24 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2020
Ref
JR00024177
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/

This position is contingent up on funding.

Job Description

The Research Specialist A/B will be working with the Principal Investigator (PI) and assisting other laboratory members to conduct scientific experiments on ongoing projects of targeted nanohydrogel inner ear approaches and nanodialysis for the treatment of inner ear diseases, and nanomolecular therapy for the head and neck cancer treatment. The position requires experience and skills in molecular and cell biology, in vitro and ex vivo experiments, hearing evaluation (auditory brainstem response) in vivo and inner ear morphology study. He/she must be able to identify and resolve technical issues to implement assigned projects. He/she will collect, evaluate and interpret data, and be responsible for laboratory maintenance including existing animal protocols.

In addition, the Research Specialist B will be responsible for drafting scientific papers and help for grant applications.

Qualifications

  • Research Specialist A: Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research and in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Must have strong organizational skills, good written and verbal communication skills, be able to learn new techniques and analytical methods, and must be a reliable and enthusiastic team player. Training and mentoring will be provided.
  • Research Specialist B: Bachelor's Degree with 1-2 years of related experience in research and in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Must have strong organizational skills, good written and verbal communication skills, be able to learn new techniques and analytical methods, and must be a reliable and enthusiastic team player. Training and mentoring will be provided.

Working Conditions
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

The research laboratories including sound-proof room, data analysis room, microscope room, tissue culture room and animal procedure room, it requires extensive safety training and/or requires protective devices.

The job pay range encompasses the full range of employees from new hires to the salaries of current Penn employees with many years of experience and seniority and is not a precise indicator of salaries of new hires when looking at the top end.

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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