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RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-26577
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org RA-Radiology
Posted to the Web 08/21/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024/025
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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 Research Specialist A/B will perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments related to the research focus of the group with special emphasis on degenerative disc disease, Osteoarthritis and Alzheimer s Disease. The Research Specialist A/B will implement new MRI protocols focused on translational research and engage with and perform MRI scans on human subjects and small animals. (This work may require early or late shift work.) Process data generated from MRI scans and write scientific publications.
Research Specialist A will be involved in planning, conducting and analyzing experiments aimed at development of new magnetic resonance methods and applications. Research Specialist will provide technical support to enable our laboratory to function effectively and will adhere to standard procedures and guidelines. May perform sample collections, testing, measuring, recording and analyzing of results. Research Specialist will carry out experiments under the management of a supervising scientist to allow senior scientific personnel to concentrate on the more complex analytical processes in the laboratory.
Research Specialist B: In addition to the above, the Research Specialist B will independently design and perform assigned experiments, develop standard protocol, process and analyze results. Keep abreast of the work of other scientists within our group and in the wider scientific community. Keep up to date with external research carried out in their field of study.

Qualifications

Research Specialist A: B.A./B.S. in adjacent field and 0 to 1 year of post degree laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; scientific background; ability to learn new techniques; ability to follow existing protocols; ability to develop novel protocols and methods; outstanding interpersonal interaction skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, problem recognition and solving, and organizational skills. Skilled in MATLAB. Prior experience in the field of T1rho and CEST imaging is desirable.
Research Specialist B: Same as above with 1-3 years experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/30757

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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
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    • 7 to 10 Years
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter