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RESEARCH SPECIALIST A

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-27812
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
School Name School of Arts and Sciences
Org Psychology
Posted to the Web 01/24/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9:00-5:00
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 School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/

Duties

A Department of Psychology laboratory seeks a Research Specialist to assist the professor and other lab members in a variety of administrative tasks and research projects. This Research Specialist will have the opportunity to conduct independent, supervised research projects in the service of the lab’s funded research topics. This involves experimental design, recruiting and running subjects, analyzing data, and presenting research. This research employs a variety of methods and techniques to collect and analyze data, including fMRI, TMS, eyetracking, and tDCS. Research topics relate to cognition and language. This position requires the successful candidate to draft and renew IRB documents, coordinating lab finances, register attendees for conferences, purchase software licenses, and complete other administrative tasks as assigned. For more information about our work, please see the following link: http://www.psych.upenn.edu/stslab/

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Prior experience in laboratory setting is preferred. Familiarity with computers, Microsoft Office, and experience with statistics are desirable. The research project requires continuity and applicants who can make a two year commitment are preferred. This position is contingent upon funding.

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/34131

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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
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    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents