Research Specialist, SEAS
Job location: 3401 Walnut Street A Wing - 5th Floor
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-12
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, SEASJob Profile TitleResearch Specialist DJob Description SummaryPenn Engineering’s world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offer an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning.
Initiate, contribute to, and manage the development of multiple research projects and study protocols at the direction of the Principal Investigator. Work primarily on Project Ratio, a meta-project, comprising many individual projects on the general topics of production, consumption, and absorption of media of various types. Work with other members of the group on related projects, and guide and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. The output of this role includes providing research results as publications.Job Description
Initiate, contribute to, and manage the development of multiple research projects and study protocols at the direction of the Principal Investigator. Work primarily on Project Ratio, a meta-project, comprising many individual projects on the general topics of production, consumption, and absorption of media of various types. Build a large-scale, shared data infrastructure for studying the production, distribution, consumption, and absorption of news over time and across the entire information ecosystem (including the web and TV). Work with other members of the group on related projects. Guide and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in performing their research projects, including technical aspects in modeling, writing papers, accessing data, accessing computational resources. Write and publish research papers, and, if applicable, public websites. Serve as Watts' Laboratory server administrator.
Master's degree, Ph.D. preferred, and 3-5 years of related experience in research, clinical study, and project management or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience in building a largescale shared data infrastructure. Experience in writing research papers and mentoring students in performing research projects.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
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.