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Research Specialist A/B (Orthopaedic Surgery Research)

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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A/B (Orthopaedic Surgery Research)

Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A

Job Description Summary
This is a full time research engineer position in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. The research focus is on the development of an ex vivo limb preservation system to enable limb replantation, transplantation, and reconstruction.

We are looking for a full time research engineer, under the direction of Dr. L. Scott Levin and Dr. Foteini Moukioti, in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. The research focus is on the development and evaluation of a novel device for ex vivo limb preservation system.

We are looking for a full time research engineer, under the direction of Dr. L. Scott Levin and Dr. Foteini Moukioti, in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. The research focus is on the development and evaluation of a novel device for ex vivo limb preservation system.

Dr. L. Scott Levin and colleagues are developing a perfusion system to preserve limbs temporarily outside the body (or "ex vivo") in order to salvage limbs that would otherwise be amputated and discarded, thereby enabling the limb to be replanted, transplanted or reconstructed using vascularized tissue. Amputations lead to significant morbidity, rehabilitation, and lifestyle modification for the individual, impacting quality of life. Instead, if clinicians can preserve limb viability and function ex vivo, clinicians can replant the limb at a later time, at hospitals with the appropriate resources and expertise to perform surgery. In addition to expanding the capabilities of trauma care, such a system would also increase recipient access to donor tissues for vascularized composite allotransplantation. The team is currently evaluating the biological and technical performance of their novel ex vivo perfusion system, with the ultimate goal of bringing this to clinical use.

The research engineer will work closely with clinicians and scientists, as well as occasionally with collaborators, as part of an interdisciplinary team. The research engineer will independently execute experiments under the supervision of the PI and other senior staff. The research engineer will operate medical devices and equipment, and characterize the physiological, morphological, and functional properties of large animal and human limbs and skeletal tissues, using histological, mechanical and molecular analysis techniques. In addition, the research engineer will be responsible for assisting with and/or independently planning experiments, interpreting and summarizing results in written reports and meetings, and coordinating and managing project timelines and deliverables.

Job Description

Research Specialist A Duties: The research engineer will independently execute experiments and analyze results under the supervision of the PI and other senior staff. The research engineer will operate medical devices and equipment, and characterize the physiological, morphological, and functional properties of animal and human cadaveric tissues, using histological, mechanical and molecular analysis techniques, with a focus on skeletal tissues. Other duties will include general laboratory maintenance (including equipment and computers), ordering supplies, monitoring expenses, and keeping an organized notebook.

Research Specialist B Duties: In addition to the above, the research engineer will be responsible for independently designing experiments, interpreting and summarizing results in written reports and team meetings, and coordinating and managing project timelines and deliverables. The research engineer will also assist in writing and updating laboratory protocols and research operations documents.

General Qualifications: The candidate must be energetic, self-motivated, reliable, and responsible, with an interest in orthopedic and regenerative medicine. The candidate must be comfortable with medical device systems, and quantitative and cell- and tissue- based research methods. Previous experience in biological or biomedical research is preferred. Good organization, communication, and writing skills are required. Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Experience with mechanical and electrical systems, or medical devices, is a plus.

Research Specialist A Qualifications: BS in a biological field of study or engineering (Biomedical, Chemical) and 0-1 year of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.

Research Specialist B Qualifications: BS in a biological field of study or engineering (Biomedical, Chemical) and 1-3 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Master's degree preferred.

Position is contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$35,568.00 - $50,256.00

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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.

University Benefits
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  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
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  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
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  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
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