University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-29011


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org DM-Cardiovascular Medicine

Posted to the Web 06/15/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 024

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8:00 - 5:00

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.


The recently established Penn Cardiac Electrophysiology Translational Center of Excellence (EP-TCE) is recruiting a Research Specialist to support ongoing clinical and translational research studies relating to cardiac arrhythmias. This venture provides new resources and pathways for our team to rapidly move innovative translational research discoveries into clinical practice. The Research Specialist will be actively involved in the organization, execution, data collection/analysis, and other administrative activities for translational/experimental investigations as well as clinical research trials at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.The Research Specialist will be the primary coordinator for multiple clinical and translational research studies with duties including, but not limited to:1.Assist with writing standard laboratory/research operations documentation; recommend improvements for operations; assist with setting up laboratory-related aspects of new research studies; perform inventory analysis, supply purchasing, and other tasks as needed. Maintain logs, laboratory reports and regulatory documents.2. Research laboratory setup; coordination of studies; assist during large animal electrophysiology experiments; specimen collection; tissue processing/histology; data analysis.3. Assist with clinical research study screening; clinical study data collection; coordination of study related activities.4. Assist Research Team with various research-related administrative, clerical, and other duties as assigned.Highly motivated individuals will have the opportunity to expand his/her research portfolio by co-authorship of scientific manuscripts and will be encouraged to participate in educational/research conferences across the Cardiovascular Division and Cardiac Electrophysiology Program. The Research Specialist will work closely with several members of the Penn EP faculty and will report to the Director of the Translational Electrophysiology Laboratory.Position is contingent on continued funding.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Strong organizational skills, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently are required. Previous experience with data collection, computer programming, and statistical analysis is preferred, but notnecessary.

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.

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