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Duties: The McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Research Specialist to join our laboratory, and to work in the highly specialized field of orthopaedic research. The successful candidate will be responsible for project planning and implementation and problem-solving for a number of research projects related to tendon healing.

The Research Specialist would work closely with faculty. Under minimal supervision, he/she will manage daily research projects, data collection and organization of the laboratory. He/she would lead the evaluation of the design of experiments and data analysis. He/she will play a project leadership role and will analyze and present data at meetings as well as contribute to writing and editing manuscripts. The individual will act as a senior advisor within the lab and will be responsible for leading group meetings, directing students, and training personnel on a regular basis, as well as contribute to writing manuscripts. Additionally, he/she will correspond extensively with collaborators and be responsible for creating reports, communicating results, and establishing future study directions. He/she must be able to identify and resolve technical problems and use analytical and decision-making skills to implement assigned projects. It is also expected that the individual will independently inform themselves of new research and new approaches, technological or otherwise, and be knowledgeable about scientific resources at Penn. Individual will maintain meticulous laboratory notes in compliance with institutional regulations.

Qualifications: A Master's Degree in biomedical engineering or a related science and 3 years to 5 years of technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. PhD preferred.

A strong background in biology or biomedical engineering, experience with animal tendon injury surgical models including animal handling, histology, qPCR, and biomechanical testing is required. Tendon specific research experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge of data analysis and statistics software, computer operations, and Microsoft applications (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) is essential. Experience in acting as a senior advisor, training and supervising others, and leading groups of students and staff is necessary. A strong publication history in a biomedical field as well as excellent record keeping, documentation, and communication skills are required.

Reference Number: 40-30149

Salary Grade: 027

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: OS-Orthopaedic Surgery Research

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Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research




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Posted: 10/13/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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