Senior Research Investigator (Neurosurgery) at University of Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Job location: Med Sch Richards Building - 7th Floor

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-16
Req: JR00035596

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.

Posted Job Title
Senior Research Investigator (Neurosurgery)

Job Profile Title
Research Investigator, Senior

Job Description Summary
Under limited supervision, plan and conduct neuroimaging processing to meet research project objectives. We approach these questions from neuroanatomical, physiological and behavioral perspectives, employing all necessary techniques to create a comprehensive understanding of the organization and develop treatments tailored to the neural circuitry mediating each individual's brain conditions. Other tasks include daily management of laboratory imaging data and close collaboration with lab members and Principal Investigator (PI).

Job Description

Scientist to work in a laboratory focused on neuromodulation, neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and behavior. Studies include circuit-based human brain targeting, stimulation and electrophysiological recordings to develop brain stimulation treatments for neurological and psychiatric conditions. Responsibilities include planning and conducting neuroimaging processing using tractography and related methods to guide deep brain stimulation for research cases. Other tasks include implementation of pipeline for assessment of the locations of the implanted electrodes in our studies and working with a research team pursuing understanding of how neural circuits can be therapeutically targeted to improve neurological and psychiatric conditions in humans. Closely collaborates with PI and permanent lab members to design and follow-through on experimental plans and clinical studies. Oversee laboratory neuroimaging data management and documentation. Prior neuroimaging, neuroscience, medical, or coding experience is a plus.

A PhD or equivalent degree and 5-7 years of experience is required including at least 2 years' experience in a neuromodulation (can be part of your graduate training). The successful candidate should be a highly motivated individual with some combination of experience working with neuroimaging in neuromodulation clinical studies. Familiarity with Python coding is a plus but not required. The candidate should also possess strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as familiarity with analyzing, graphing, and presenting data. Attention to detail, organizational skills, reliability, ability to work independently, and willingness to manage and work cooperatively with others is extremely important. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of project completion and publications, as well as a high level of scientific rigor. Position dependent on continued funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$35,568.00 - $204,000.00

Affirmative Action Statement

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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

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

  • 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.

  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.

  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.

  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.

  • 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.

  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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