Research Specialist A/B, Otorhinolaryngology Departtment
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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.
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.
- 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.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
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
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00
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