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Research Specialist A/B (Orthopaedic Surgery Research)Job Profile Title
Research Specialist AJob Description Summary
The Human Motion Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking an individual to fill a full-time position.Job Description
The Human Motion Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking an individual to fill a full-time position.
The Research Specialist A will perform animal studies (primarily rat) in orthopaedic research including significant animal handling. Provide laboratory animal care in a safe, humane and sanitary manner, adhering to all federal, state, local and University regulations, guidelines and policies; solve various issues related to the animals; answer basic and complex questions about the care of the animals; document in writing completion of animal tasks; develop and prepare reports to internal and external sponsors. Organize and maintain all aspects required for obtaining and administering schedule III controlled substances required for animal surgical procedures in compliance with federal, state and University regulations. Experiments include animal surgeries, joint immobilization, tissue preparation for histology, gait analysis, functional testing, laser diffraction, and mechanical testing. Conduct and trouble-shoot small research projects which may require protocol and methodological development including biomechanical data analysis.
Research Specialist B: In addition to above develop, prepare, coordinate, assist and perform many types of musculoskeletal surgical procedures, and train other lab members on various surgical techniques. Perform meticulous animal dissections requiring significant technical skill and train/assist other lab members. Coordinate all animal related studies in lab for all aspects. Work with the Principal Investigators to conduct and trouble-shoot research projects; protocol and methodological development including histological analysis, mechanical data analysis, and statistical analysis. Provide guidance to new lab members performing these techniques and procedures. Assist in the intellectual development of external grants.
Position contingent of funding
Research Specialist A
Bachelor's degree and 0-1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Research Specialist B
Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
Perelman School of MedicinePay Range
$36,368.00 - $50,522.66
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