Research Investigator (Part-time), Penn Engineering

Job description

Job location: SEAS-Bioengineering

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-03-03
Req: JR00027930
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.

Posted Job Title

Research Investigator (Part-time), Penn Engineering

Job Profile Title

Research Investigator, Senior

Job Description Summary

Penn 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.

The Research Investigator (RI) will act in a leadership role designing, overseeing, and interpreting advanced experiments in the areas of bioengineering, cell mechanics and cell signaling.

Job Description

The Research Investigator (RI) will act in a leadership role designing, overseeing, and interpreting advanced experiments in the areas of bioengineering, cell mechanics and cell signaling. The RI will participate in envisioning and writing research proposals and reports to funding agencies and generating critical data and other information for grant and patent submission. He/she will write and collaborate with faculty and other researchers on manuscripts, posters and other publications of research findings.

This researcher position requires exceptional problem-solving and investigative skills justified by a strong publication record, at least 5-7 years of experience in the field with education at a PhD (required), MD/PhD (preferred) level or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate research interests in areas currently under investigation (e.g. cell mechanic, homeostasis of extracellular vimentin) in the research group. Proven abilities to vigorously pursue scientific projects, both conceptually and experimentally, with pro-active thinking and action are essential for this role. The candidate is also expected to have strong expertise in writing and editing of manuscripts and research presentations. Excellent communication skills and proven ability to mentor and train junior laboratory staff and researchers are critical for this role. Ability to work with a multidisciplinary group of scientists in a dynamic team environment and to tackle multiple projects simultaneously is essential. Strong track record in initiating/supporting development of grant application is strongly desired. Hands-on knowledge of statistical computer applications is preferred.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Pay Range

$35,568.00 - $204,000.00

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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Posted: 3/5/2021
Application Due: 6/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time