Research Specialist C

Pennsylvania, United States
24 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job Profile Title Research Specialist C

Job Description Summary

The McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Research Specialist to join our laboratory, and to work in the highly specialized field of orthopaedic research. The successful candidate will be expected to design and implement experiments directed towards understanding the genetic, cellular, and mechanical mechanisms that regulate normal development and disease of the skeleton. The Research Specialist C would work closely with faculty. Under minimal supervision, he/she will manage daily research projects, data collection and organization of the laboratory. He/she will be expected to maintain and genotype complex transgenic mouse colonies, and conduct paraffin and frozen histology and fluorescent imaging. The individual will act as a senior advisor within the lab and will be responsible for training personnel on a regular basis. He/she must be able to identify and resolve technical problems, and use analytical and decision-making skills to implement assigned projects. The individual will maintain meticulous laboratory notes in compliance with institutional regulations.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

Plans and conducts complex experiments to meet research project objectives. Performs laboratory experiments and clinical studies for product or material formulation and development. Oversee overall management of laboratory tool, documentations and processes to ensure regulatory compliance and timely completion of project/program deliverables. Closely collaborates with content experts to select assessment instruments. Adapt existing instruments and develop new instruments and with Principal Investigator (PI) on experimental/clinical work set ups in accordance to established protocols. Responsible for team performance management and reviews


Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience in research, clinical study, project and people management or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

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

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

Job Location - City, State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range $42,953.00 - $77,315.00

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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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