University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH SPECIALIST B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-23927


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org AN-Anesthesia

Posted to the Web 09/22/2016

Posted Job/Salary Grade 025

Employment Type Exempt

Hours 40.00

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8-5

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.


The candidate will work in the Kelz laboratory in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine. Research in the Kelz lab is focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of anesthetic action and sleep-wake regulation, using a combination of mouse genetics and molecular biology. The candidate will drive a brain slice electrophysiology research project (collect, analyze, interpret, and present data at group meetings) and assist in the general running of the lab, including ordering and maintaining lab organization.


The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 3 years of experience with brain slice electrophysiological recording technique or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience with slice electrophysiology and data analysis, will be comfortable handling mice, and have an enthusiastic, collaborative spirit.* Maintain accurate records of procedures and data * Analyze, interpret and present data at lab meetings with team members * Ability to perform recordings accurately and reproducibly* Ability to troubleshoot and find solutions to problems* Solid work ethic and demonstrated record of productivity* Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills* Ability to work independently and in a team environment* To be involved in supporting and training team members* Manage laboratory resources, i.e. reagents and supplies * Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other scientific softwareOther desirable qualifications:* Familiarity with basic statistical analysis and how to apply them to biological data

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.

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  • Do you have mouse handling experience?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have experience with brain slice electrophysiological recording techniques or an equivalent?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have familiarity with basic statistical analysis and how to apply them to biological data?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

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  • Resume

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