RESEARCH SPECIALIST A
Duties: A full-time position is available in the lab of Alice Chen-Plotkin in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. Our lab researches neurodegenerative disease, with a particular focus on frontotemporal dementia and Parkinson's disease. Projects range from studying the basic mechanisms of disease to finding and developing clinically useful tools such as biomarkers. Responsibilities for this position will include assistance with biochemical, molecular biological, and cell biological assays as needed to meet scientific goals. In addition, familiarity with analysis of large genetic datasets is preferred, including knowledge of statistical and computational methods (i.e. familiarity with linear/logistic regression, ability to use R or other statistical tools). All members of the lab are also expected to attend weekly lab meetings and to participate in the educational activities (e.g. journal club) of the lab.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Candidates should be enthusiastic, willing to learn, good at record-keeping, and interested in taking ownership of a scientific project.
Reference Number: 40-25984
Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Exempt
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.
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research