Featured Exosome Job – Senior Research Investigator

Reference Number 40-29096
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org SU-Surgery Administration
Posted to the Web 06/15/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade RES
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8-5
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 The Department of Surgery is recruiting a Senior Research Investigator to establish and manage the Translational Cardiovascular Surgery Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Pavan Atluri with a goal of optimizing tissue engineered regenerative strategies including small molecules, exosomes, and biomaterial based delivery strategies to treat heart failure. Experimentation involves cellular, small, and large animal models. Later stages projects will likely involve clinical investigation as well. The Research Investigator Senior will be responsible for the design of the translational/basic science experiments to test hypotheses related to myocardial preservation and regeneration. The candidate will have a leadership role and will be responsible for the supervision of all lab staff. The candidate will be independent, self-driven, organized, and possess excellent managerial and scientific writing skills. Small animal operative skills would be beneficial. The candidate should be proficient in independent paper and grant writing. The highly qualified candidate will have excellent opportunities for growth, independence and teaching in a dynamic lab.
Qualifications Highly advanced professional discipline. PhD or equivalent doctoral degree and 5 years to 7 years of experience are required.
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.

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