Research Specialist A
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Job Description Summary
This position is based in the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center, part of the Department of Neurology of the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. The purpose of this position is to coordinate essential observational neurodegenerative disease research protocols in patients with early-onset neurodegenerative conditions such as frontotemporal degeneration, primary progressive aphasia, movement disorders such as progressive supranuclear palsy and associated neurodegenerative diseases. The job functions include acquiring imaging data, performing preliminary imaging analyses, uploading and maintaining clinical and imaging databases to share data at Penn and within NIH consortium studies, contacting and scheduling patients/caregivers for research visits, organizing and coordinating research visits, performing some cognitive testing, and occasionally assisting with shipment of biofluids.
Plans and conducts basic experiments to meet research project objectives, with close supervision. Assists in performing laboratory experiments and clinical studies for product or material formulation and development. Daily management of laboratory tool, documentations and processes to ensure regulatory compliance and timely completion of project/program deliverables. Closely collaborates with Senior Research Specialists and Principal Investigator (PI) on experimental/clinical work set ups in accordance to established protocols.
Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Position contingent upon funding.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00
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