PennLINC Research Specialist
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Posted Job Title
PennLINC Research Specialist
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job Description Summary
The Penn Lifespan Informatics and Neuroimaging Center (PennLINC;
www.pennlinc.io) is part of the Department of Psychiatry, within
the Neurodevelopment & Psychosis Section. We are recruiting a
new clinical research specialist who will lead a new series of
systematic reviews on clinical trials of psychedelics.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United
States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time
consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations
in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the
School has been a strong presence in the community and prides
itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care,
biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/
Ted Satterthwaite and the Penn Lifespan Informatics and
Neuroimaging Center (www.pennlinc.io
) are recruiting
a Research Specialist to lead a new effort that will synthesize
available data from clinical trials of classic psychedelics, MDMA,
and ketamine via a series of meta-analyses and systematic reviews.
Responsibilities will include literature search, data organization,
data analysis, and collaborating with a multi-institutional team of
expert faculty. In addition to this project, responsibilities
include additional administrative duties related to the operations
of the center. Opportunities for data analysis, learning
neuroimaging methods, and writing manuscripts abound. Previous team
members in this role have published first-author manuscripts in top
journals and gone on to top graduate programs in psychology,
neuroscience, and medicine.
BA/BS degree and 0-1 years of experience or an equivalent
combination of education and experience required. The candidate
must have a passion for science, superb interpersonal skills, and
technical affinity. Preference of an educational background in
Neuroscience/Psychology or with plans to pursue graduate work
psychology, neuroscience, or combined MD/PhD programs. An interest
in working directly with children, adolescents, and young adults
affected by psychiatric symptoms is essential. While not required,
experience with the statistical package R is a major asset. Above
all, the applicant should demonstrate superb motivation,
communication, organizational skills.
Background check required. Must pass Pennsylvania s Child
Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks,
within 30-90 days of employment. Position contingent on
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$36,368.00 - $50,000.00 Annual Rate
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experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the
requirements of the position, as well as internal and market
factors and grade profile.
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