Senior Research Investigator

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University of Pennsylvania
Location
Philadelphia
Closing date
Jul 15, 2033

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Senior Research Investigator

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
Senior Research Investigator

Job Profile Title
Research Investigator, Senior

Job Description Summary
The Senior Research Investigator will devote his/her time conducting research on the area of the role of the UPR/ISR in tumor progression and metastasis. She/he will perform experiments aimed at delineating the role of the transcription factor ATf4 in establishing the premetastatic niche and the role of ATF4 downstream effectors (collagen, ASNS etc) in this process. Employee will work with the PI, research specialists, as well as graduate and undergraduate students to coordinate and execute experiments in these areas including reviewing their experimental data and suggesting future experiments. A significant percentage of his/her time will be devoted to help the PI create grant proposals involving the areas listed above as well as prepare his/her own applications for intramural and extramural funding.

Job Description

The Senior Research Investigator will devote his/her time conducting research in the areas of study of the tumor microenvironment and development and testing of new radiation response modifiers. This position requires the employee to be able to work with a great deal of independence in devising new areas of investigation and designing experiments. The investigator will work on delineating the role of the Unfolded Protein Response and Integrated Stress Response (UPR/ISR) in the tumor stroma (fibroblasts, immune cells, and endothelial cells) in promoting tumor growth. She/he will also engage in developing new models of proton radiation damage using different mouse strains and analyze the combined effects of radiation and UPR/ISR modifiers in the response of normal tissue to radiotherapy. Much of this work will be conducted in tumors grown in mice. Employee will work with the PI, research associates and students to coordinate and execute experiments in these areas including reviewing their experimental data and suggesting future experiments. A significant percentage of his/her time will be devoted to help the PI create grant proposals and also submit grant proposals on their own.

Qualifications
Highly advanced professional discipline. M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree and 5-7 years of experience is required.

Position contingent upon funding.

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room; Requires extensive safety training; Exposure to chemicals; Requires protective devices

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Typically standing or walking; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

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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Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia and is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.  

Across our 12 highly-regarded schools, more than 25,000 students, and more than 4,000 faculty members, we become one university: a wide-ranging, ever-changing community that draws its strength from a multitude of races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, historical traditions, ages, religions, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Penn carries on the principles and spirit of its founder, Benjamin Franklin: entrepreneurship, innovation, invention, outreach, and a pragmatic love of knowledge. Franklin's practical outlook has remained a driving force in the university's development. To learn more, visit About Penn

Vision

 

As engines of knowledge and new ideas, universities have the unique potential to define the future rather than be defined by it; to pioneer change rather than merely manage it. To do so requires a plan both visionary and pragmatic. The Penn Compact 2022 motivates community members to innovate, be radically inclusive, and positively impact their local, national, and global communities. 

 

Penn’s fundamental priorities — increasing access, integrating knowledge and engaging locally, nationally and globally — are supported by the three core values that make us uniquely Penn: inclusion, innovation, and impact. 

 

Learn about the signature initiatives of the Penn Compact 2022:  

 

Diversity 

 

Understanding and appreciating diversity is one of Penn's most important priorities and is fundamental to success in today's world. 

 

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. 

 

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Benefits 

 

Penn offers a wide range of benefits and perks - from Penn's retirement Matching Plan to bike repair stations to access to the full LinkedIn Learning library to adoption assistance to workshops at the letterpress and book arts studio and much more! 

 

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