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MRI RESEARCH SPECIALIST

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27778
Posted Job Title MRI RESEARCH SPECIALIST
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org RA-Radiology
Posted to the Web 01/29/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 10-7, some weekends
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

This position will support cutting edge brain imaging research at the Penn Image Computing and Science Laboratory (picsl.upenn.edu) and the Penn Memory Center (pennmemorycenter.org). The research specialist will support an NIH grant to build a detailed three-dimensional map of early brain changes that occur in Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative diseases. This project involves a combination of postmortem and in vivo brain imaging.

The primary focus of the position is to acquire, organize and analyze imaging data from postmortem human brain specimens. This involves preparing specimens, operating the MRI scanner, organizing imaging data on Linux-based computer system, and interfacing with other laboratories involved in this project. The secondary focus of the position is to support data analysis. This aspect will be tailored to the applicant’s strengths. For example, if your strengths are in biology, the position may involve annotation of anatomical structures in images; and if your strengths are computational, it may involve development of Python code and Linux shell scripts for automated data analysis.

The position requires being able to work a few evenings per month (e.g., from noon to 8pm) and occasional weekends, based on the MRI scanner availability.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates with outstanding organizational abilities, proven ability to work as part of a team, and excellent focus and attention to detail. Candidates with laboratory experience, background in physics or chemistry, programming experience, and other experience relevant to the research project are strongly encouraged to apply.

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/34251

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Applicant Documents

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