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Posted Job Title
Senior Research Specialist
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist D
Job Description Summary
The incumbent will support the research integrated with the clinical program at PEACE (Pregnancy Early Access Center). They will work closely with the lead PI to design research studies, including both prospective studies and secondary analyses of existing datasets. They will interface with both scientists from other departments as well as research cores within the school of medicine to drive research goals of investigators within the division forward. This role is envisioned as a 2-3 year position for a new or recently graduated PhD (or masters-level researcher with 3-5 years of experience) to gain robust experience with a successful and high-achieving research group.
Research Specialist D will be integrated into the research program in the Division of Family Planning in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This dynamic and dedicated team includes 4 faculty members, 2 fellows, and 8 full-time research staff housed within a busy family planning clinic, primarily serving women of reproductive age. The successful applicant will bring their background in reproductive biology to contribute to translational investigations of abnormal pregnancy, early pregnancy failure, abortion, and complex contraception.
Prior experience in basic or translational research is required. Skills in clinical and translational research, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, cell signaling, stem cell biology, cellular metabolism, proteomics, and/or immunology are critical. Applicants should have strong writing skills (evidenced by authorship of scientific manuscripts), a high degree of professionalism and independence, and an interest in developing and exploring research questions related to womenâ™s reproductive health. Biostatistical analysis (Stata preferred) and data management experience is desired.
This individual will work closely with the Lead PI to design and conduct research studies, including both prospective studies and secondary analyses of existing datasets. They will conduct comprehensive literature reviews and will work independently to develop research funding proposals. They will interface with scientists from other departments as well as research cores within the School of Medicine to drive research goals of investigators within the division forward. This role is envisioned as a 2-3 year position for a new or recently graduated PhD (or masters-level researcher with 3-5 years of experience) to gain robust experience with a successful and high-achieving research group.
The Research Specialist will support the research integrated with the clinical program at PEACE (Pregnancy Early Access Center). Our mission is to provide access to compassionate care for women and families seeking family planning care and management of early pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and undesired pregnancy. Our Division Chief and lead researcher is Dr. Courtney Schreiber, MD, MPH, whose overarching career goal is to support the reproductive health and lives of underserved women.
Position is contingent upon funding.
Qualifications Master's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience in basic or translational research or equivalent combination of education and experience required. PhD with 1-2 years of related experience preferred. Degree must be in reproductive biology, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, or related fields.
Working Conditions Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Physical Effort Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
This position is contingent on funding.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
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.
Internal Number: JR00017188
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