Biobehavioral Health Sciences Research Associate

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Biobehavioral Health Sciences Research Associate

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: May 25, 2022

The Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences at the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for a Research Associate position in the Academic Support Staff. This appointment will be initially for one (1) year and continuation during that time period and renewal are based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding (limited to three (3) years). Expertise is required in the specific area of small animal neurosurgery, including the use of state-of-the-art chemogenetics, optogenetics, single cell/nuclei transcriptomics, as well as strong experience in behavioral neuroscience using multiple species as models. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and a strong publication record in a number of these areas.

Responsibilities may include working in consultation with the principal investigator to oversee the day-to-day completion of multiple in vivo research projects examining the underlying neurophysiological controls of emesis and feeding.

The successful applicant will have an opportunity to develop independence by helping to define the direction of the research program, writing and submitting collaborative and independent funding applications, and writing and submitting peer reviewed scientific manuscripts.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to 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. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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