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Research Specialist, Penn Nursing

University of Pennsylvania - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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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 Specialist, Penn Nursing
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist B

Job Description Summary

Under general supervision, conduct and analyze experiments and data on the neural and physiological basis of nausea, anorexia, and energy balance dysregulation in animal and cellular models. Duties include rodent surgery, behavioral and physiological testing, molecular analysis of intracellular signaling pathways, data organization and analysis (using spreadsheet, graphics, and statistical packages). Coordinating activities of laboratory members that are junior, acting as lead contact on collaborative interlab projects, participating in scientific discussions about experimental design and interpretation of results, involvement in manuscript preparation, and input on current and future experimental design. Position is contingent on continued funding.

Job Description


  • Independently conduct behavioral and physiological testing and rodent surgery
  • Data organization and analysis, presentation of data and statistical modeling
  • Coordinate/supervise activities of graduate assistants and undergraduate research assistants; serve as a resource for questions/guidance.
  • Serve as the lead point of contact for collaborative interlab projects.
  • Perform additional job related duties as assigned
  • Manuscript editing, and preparation
  • Contribute to newly informed experimental design


Bachelor's Degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Course work in Biology/Psychobiology/Neuroscience and laboratory experience preferred but not required. Ability to work independently with attention to detail. Strong PC skills in MS office and related databases. Good communication skills and ability to meet deadlines is essential.

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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