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University of Pennsylvania Research Specialist B (Department of Anesthesiology) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posted Job Title

Research Specialist B (Department of Anesthesiology)

Job Profile Title

Research Specialist B

Job Description Summary

Part of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care of the University of Pennsylvania, our lab focuses on developing imaging-based techniques to predict the risk of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), attenuate its development, and monitor the progression of lung injury as well as the effects of novel therapeutic strategies.

Job Description

The successful candidate for this position will work closely with the principal investigator and several other coworkers. The Research Specialist B will be involved with experimental and radiological procedures on large animals. They will be expected to create innovations in image reconstruction and analysis algorithms, as well as mathematical models of biological systems for simulation. Our lab’s work emphasizes the development of new quantitative image analysis methodologies, used in combination with metrics of inflammation in lung tissue and blood. The ongoing projects makes extensive use of artificial intelligence, e.g. adapting a neural network for image segmentation, pattern recognition, data mining. The candidates will be highly involved with such processes.

Position contingent upon funding.


Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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