University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 40-29499
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Posted to the Web 07/30/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:30-5:30
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
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.
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/
A full-time position is available in the Department of Neurology and Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research ( CNDR ) at the University of Pennsylvania. This position will support Dr. Rizwan Akhtar’s research program in a-synuclein biomarkers for Parkinson disease. The candidate will be principally supervised by Dr. Akhtar. The primary duties of this position will be to assist in the development of laboratory methods to measure a-synuclein and associated proteins in human and mouse fluid samples. The secondary duties of this position will be to assist in development of cell-based and tissue-based assays for endogenous a-synuclein antibodies in human fluid samples. This position will provide a strong foundation for individuals contemplating continued training in medical or graduate school.
A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or related field and 0 to 1year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Some experience in basic molecular biology techniques including pipetting and / or cell culture is required. Scientific writing skills and computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft Office software) is preferred. Candidates must have excellent attention to detail and be capable of accurate record keeping, demonstrate excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and possess the ability to work in a professional team environment.
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