Research Specialist B

Pennsylvania, United States
12 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Mar 2021
Contract Type
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.

Job Description

The research specialist will contribute to multiple neuroimaging research studies of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias conducted by the Penn Memory Center (PMC) and Penn Image Computing and Science Laboratory (PICSL). The primary duties of the position are to execute advanced software pipelines developed by PMC/PICSL and others in the field, collect data and perform statistical analysis and data visualization using packages such as R, SciPy, or MATLAB; develop custom analysis scripts and pipelines using Bash scripting and/or Python programming; as well as quality control of image data, data organization, and data annotation (such as labeling/outlining lesions or anatomical structures on brain MRI scans manually or semi-automatically). The research specialist will have the opportunity to contribute as a co-author to journal manuscripts. The research specialist will be supervised by clinician-researchers and Ph.D. level computational image analysis experts.

This position is contingent on funding.


Bachelor's Degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience requied.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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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