Research Specialist B
Job location: Anatomy/Chemistry Building
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-20
University OverviewThe 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.Posted Job TitleResearch Specialist BJob Profile TitleResearch Specialist BJob Description Summary
Work independently and directly under the principal investigators to study the effects of glucokinase activators on bioenergetics and hormone secretion in pancreatic islets. As a key researcher in this effort, you will perform functional testing of human and rodent islets; this includes hormone secretion, oxygen consumption, and intracellular Ca2+, cAMP and NADH levels. You will critically analyze this data and, together with PIs, design additional experiments to investigate the therapeutic effects of these drugs. You will contribute to scientific publications and additional grant funding.
Bachelor's Degree and 1-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.Job Location - City, StatePhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / SchoolPerelman School of MedicinePay Range$36,401.00 - $65,521.00Affirmative 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.