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RESEARCH SPECIALIST A

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-26798
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org OS-Orthopaedic Surgery Research
Posted to the Web 09/21/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8am-5pm
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 Dodge Laboratory at the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania is seeking an individual to fill a full time research specialist position. The position is work on a project focused on translational orthopaedic research and osteoarthritis. Person will participate in studies investigating a novel therapeutic approach to cartilage healing and the prevention of osteoarthritis using large and small animal model. In addition, the project will include cartilage tissue engineering and a novel testing platform using both a specialized cell culture, mechanical loading bioreactor and a high throughput screening device. Both differentiated chondrocytes and undifferentiated mesenchymal stem cells will be used in generating new biological and clinically relevant tissue analogs to assess cartilage healing related to osteoarthritis. Interest in cell’s response to mechanical loading, biomechanics, bioreactors, and use of cell and molecular biological approaches are expected. Participation laboratory management will be required and additional responsibilities will include such things a maintaining laboratory supplies, safety compliance and equipment training.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience in molecular biology techniques, cell culture and animal models expected; additional experience in mechanical engineering and tissue engineering is a plus. Evidence of research experience should include laboratory bench experience, and where appropriate, scientific publications and presentations. Position is available immediately.

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/31459

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Applicant Documents

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