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Training in Biomedical Sciences

Training in Biomedical Sciences


The Department of Biomedical Sciences Faculty has a strong commitment for training and mentoring the future leaders in biological research, teaching, and industry.


Current Open Positions

Research Associate Position


Post date -- August 28, 2018

Regulation of Sleep and Sleep-related Respiratory Disorders

Description:  Conduct research on the regulation of sleep and sleep-related respiratory disorders in rat models. Under the supervision of the principal investigator, he/she is expected to conduct behavioral and neuropharmacological experiments, analyze results and produce reports. The work includes aseptic surgeries and complex processing of electrical signals recorded from behaving animals. Studies are conducted in direct collaboration with a postdoctoral researcher and undergraduate student and, involve considerable advance planning and participation in regular group meetings. The position is funded by extramural grants and is currently secured from September, 2018 through April, 2019.

Requirements: Experience with behavioral studies in rats, surgical skills, proven familiarity with neuroscience research, at least 2 years of relevant lab experience, and authorship on at least one relevant publication. Candidates with PhD degree are preferred but MSc degree combined with prior research accomplishments will be considered.

Questions & Applications: All queries should be directed by e-mail to Dr. Leszek Kubin in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine (lkubin@vet.upenn.edu).Applications should include CV/publication list and names and contact information of at least two references.

University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Research Associate Position


Post date -- August 24, 2018

Description: Conduct research in the field of reproductive genetics. Under the supervision of the principal investigator, he/she is expected to design experiments, study animal models using genetic approaches, and perform cell biological and biochemical experiments on reproductive cells. Additional duties include training students and participation in regular group meeting and scientific meetings.

Requirements: A PhD or equivalent degree is required. A minimum of two years of postdoctoral research experience in the field of biomedical research and a minimum of one first-authored research publication is required for this position.

To apply, please send your CV and three references to Dr. Jeremy Wang at pwang@vet.upenn.edu.   

University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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