University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 40-22966
Posted Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Posted to the Web 05/25/2016
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:30 - 5:30 pm
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.
Research specialist position in Dr. David Wolk’s Laboratory within the Department of Neurology and the Penn Memory Center at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Wolk’s lab examines the cognitive and neural changes associated with various stages of neurodegenerative disease, specifically Alzheimer’s disease. We examine these changes using a variety of novel and commonly used diagnostic techniques such as MRI, PET/CT, lumbar punctures and cognitive memory testing. We also participate in industry-supported therapeutic and biomarker studies in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease. Finally, we collaborate closely with the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center and projects may include on-going projects with Dr. Corey McMillan. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, subject recruitment and scheduling, data collection (involving the above mentioned procedures) and preparation for analysis, regulatory submissions, as well as ensuring lab adherence to IRB and FDA regulations. Position is contingent on continued funding.
A Bachelor’s Degree with coursework or research experience in the following fields: cognitive psychology, neuroscience, computer science and statistics and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Facility with Microsoft Excel (and all basic Windows programs) is required and experience with patient testing, SPSS, E-Prime, and programming is also required. The candidate must be reliable, hard-working, able to work independently, and have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Must pass Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment.
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/19047
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