University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR SR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-26036

Posted Job Title RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR SR

School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org PS-Neuropsychiatry

Posted to the Web 10/12/2017

Posted Job/Salary Grade RES

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8:30-5:30, Mon-Fri

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

University Overview

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.

School/Center Overview

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/

Duties

Ted Satterthwaite and the Lifespan Brain Institute are seeking to recruit a Senior Research Scientist, who will have operational leadership of the image analysis team. This job requires substantial experience with highly specialized neuroimaging tools, experiments, and analytics. The applicant will be expected to innovate and apply novel methods that are on the cutting edge of a rapidly moving field. Responsibilities will include: developing and applying advanced data analysis techniques, developing and maintaining imaging processing pipelines to large-scale datasets, supervising staff and trainees, lead development of new projects for funding, serving as co-investigator on grants, and writing high-impact first-author manuscripts. This position will involve working as part of a highly-interdisciplinary research team that includes experts in diverse fields such as neuropsychiatry (Raquel E. Gur; director of LiBI and UPenn Neuropsychiatry), neuropsychology (Ruben Gur; director of BBL), network theory (Danielle S. Bassett), multivariate pattern analysis (Christos Davatzikos), imaging statistics (Taki Shinohara), reward neuroscience (Dan Wolf), and cognitive neuroscience (David Roalf). To work effectively in this highly collaborative environment, the applicant must have superior communication, language, and writing skills.Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, engineering, psychology, or statistics; and have 5-7 years of experience. Postdoctoral training is strongly preferred. Experience must include processing and analysis of neuroimaging data. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellent qualifications in quantitative methodologies, especially neuroimaging data analysis. The applicant must demonstrate an established record of high productivity. Expertise in using neuroimaging software (e.g., FSL, ANTs, AFNI), statistical packages (e.g., R), and scripting languages (e.g., bash) are required. Salary flexible based upon experience.

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.

Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/31987

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Jobs@Penn

  • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter

  • Referred by a Penn Employee

  • Referred by a friend or family member

  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

  • Inside Higher Ed

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  • Other Social Media Site

  • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website

  • Diversity Association/Publication Website

  • Heard about it at a conference or career fair

  • Apple One

  • Recruitment and/or staffing agency


  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • Less than high school education

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Vocational or Technical School

  • Associate's Degree or Two Year College

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree


  • How many years of experience do you have related to this position?

  • 0 to 1 Year

  • 1 to 2 Years

  • 2 to 3 Years

  • 3 to 5 Years

  • 5 to 7 Years

  • 7 to 10 Years

  • Over 10 Years


  • Do you have a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, engineering, psychology, or statistics?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have postdoctoral training?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Are you proficient in using neuroimaging software (e.g., FSL, ANTs, AFNI), statistical packages (e.g., R), and scripting languages (e.g., bash)?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter