University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-28218

Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A

School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org NY-Neurosurgery

Posted to the Web 08/28/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 024

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 9am-5:30pm

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

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.

School/Center Overview

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/

Duties

The Department of Neurosurgery is recruiting a Research Specialist A to work in the area of brain repair research using small animal and in vitro models in a laboratory focused on electrophysiology, stem cell biology, and neural transplantation. Studies include neurosurgical procedures (brain) in rodent models, electrophysiological recordings in vitro and in vivo, calcium imaging and two-photon microscopy, and tissue processing/histology. Other tasks will include maintenance of logs and lab reports, surgery preparation, data analysis, retrieval of recent literature, ordering, and general lab maintenance. This position will also oversee students with less experience.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related field and 0 to 1 years of experience or a combination of education and experience required.The successful candidate should be a highly motivated individual with some previous laboratory experience (animal model experience preferred but not required). Familiarity with coding, MATLAB, or other highly technical activities is a positive. The candidate should also possess strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as familiarity with analyzing, graphing, and presenting data. Attention to detail, organizational skills, reliability, ability to work independently, and willingness to manage and work cooperatively with others is extremely important.

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

Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/36523

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Jobs@Penn

  • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter

  • Referred by a Penn Employee

  • Referred by a friend or family member

  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

  • Inside Higher Ed

  • Indeed.com

  • Other Internet Advertisement

  • Linkedin

  • Twitter

  • Other Social Media Site

  • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website

  • Diversity Association/Publication Website

  • Heard about it at a conference or career fair

  • Apple One

  • Recruitment and/or staffing agency


  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • Less than high school education

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Vocational or Technical School

  • Associate's Degree or Two Year College

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree


  • How many years of experience do you have related to this position?

  • 0 to 1 Year

  • 1 to 2 Years

  • 2 to 3 Years

  • 3 to 5 Years

  • 5 to 7 Years

  • 7 to 10 Years

  • Over 10 Years


  • Do you have experience in two-photon microscopy?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have experience in calcium imaging?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have experience in tissue processing and histology?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have experience in electrophysiology?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have experience in small animal surgical research models?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter