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Where to Find the Job Opportunities -- Here and Elsewhere

Listed below are the new job opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania. Where the qualifications are described in terms of formal education or training, prior experience in the same field may be substituted.

There are approximately 280 additional open positions for examination at the Job Application Center, Funderburg Information Center, 3401 Walnut St. (215-898-7285). Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. New openings are also posted daily at the following locations: Blockley Hall, the Wharton School and the Dental School.

A full listing of job opportunities is at the Human Resource Services website: Current employees needing access to the web, may go to the Computer Resource Center at 3732 Locust Walk with your PENNCard to obtain a list of computer labs on campus available for your use.

In addition, almost every public library in the Delaware Valley now provides web access. In the near future, as our office remodels the Job Application Center, we hope to have computers available for current employees and others to peruse the current job openings. Openings are also mailed to approximately 50 community sites weekly. -

-Employment H.R.

Please note: Faculty positions and positions at the Hospital and Health Systems are not included in these listings. For Hospital and Health System openings, contact 662-2999.

New Jobs for the week of September 29-October 3, 1997


Contact: Sue Hess

ACCOUNTANT I (091557SH) Perform subsidiary ledger review & reconciliations, prepare financial statements & billings; interact extensively with University Business Administrators; accumulate & analyze data for preparation of Federal Cast Transaction Reports; prepare journal entries & trial balances; assist senior accountant in preparation & examination of other financial reports; test for accuracy, completeness & compliance with federal guidelines & other contractual agreements; initiate daily LOC cash drawdown. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree in Accounting or equivalent; 1 year experience in research/grant accounting preferred; proficiency with personal computer & working knowledge of Lotus 1-2-3; strong verbal & written communication skills. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 9-29-97 Comptroller

CUSTODIAN (40 HRS) (091541SH) Perform hard surface cleaning; clean, sweep & remove trash & debris; clean & wax parking booths & equipment; wash down garages; load salt & chemicals for snow removal; drive mechanical sweeper. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma; able to lift 100 lbs.; able to operate manual transmission; good customer service skills; strong mechanical aptitude; shift varies; valid driver's license required. GRADE/RANGE: UNION; 9-29-97 Parking Service

DIR., INTERNAL AUDIT (CORPORATE COMPLIANCE OFFICER) (101585SH) Provide critical leadership to the Corporate Compliance function & staff; interact with all levels of management throughout the University & Health System; participate with Managing Director, in continual risk assessment & development of corporate compliance plans; develop, implement & monitor effective compliance functions to coordinate University-wide compliance initiatives to prevent, detect & respond appropriately to violations of law; participate in corporate initiatives & represent Managing Director in his/her absence. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Business Administration, Accounting or Law or related field; MBA preferred; CIA, CPA or CFE preferred; minimum of 10 years experience in financial, legal, compliance or audit roles, including minimum of 5 years in university and/or healthcare setting & at least 5 years of increasingly responsible leadership experience; demonstrated leadership skills, excellent verbal & written communication & interpersonal skills & ability to develop plans & prepare & present reports to senior management & Board of Trustees; demonstrated skills using computers & various software. GRADE: P12; RANGE: $65,611-80,031; 10-6-97 Internal Audit

KITCHEN PORTER (40 HRS) (091523SH) (091525SH) Receive & distribute all food items & supplies; keep all store rooms & kitchens neat & clean. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma plus 1 to 2 years experience; able to read written instructions as well as follow verbal direction; dependability & ability to take direction from more than one manager. GRADE/RANGE: UNION; 9-29-97 Faculty Club

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF INVESTMENTS (091549AB) Responsible for assisting the Board in formulation of investment strategies; leadership role in identifying new investment opportunities; formulate & manage communications process. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS with minimum 7 years experience as investment manager; experience in managing endowment & foundation funds or corporate pension funds preferred; broad knowledge of asset classes; strong verbal & written communication skills. GRADE/RANGE: UNGRADED; 10-2-97 Executive Vice President



Contact: Ronald Story

CLERK IV (091581RS) Sort, route & deliver mail; handle record & inventory systems, mail-room operations, signage & special events services; serve as back-up receptionist; photocopy, alphabetize, file & prepare packages. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma; able to work independently & coordinate variety of tasks; strong communication skills; able to lift & move heavy objects. GRADE: G7; RANGE: $14,935-18,592; 10-2-97 Law School



Contact: Anna Marcotte/Lynn Nash-Wexler

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (091560AM) Type, schedule & arrange meetings; serve as editorial assistant; order lab supplies/equipment etc.; track grant expenditures; handle expense reports, travel arrangements, payables & associated duties. QUALIFICATIONS: AS degree & 2 years experience in similar environment or equivalent; editorial office experience & FinMIS experience desired; proficiency in word processing, spread sheets & database management. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261-23,999; 9-29-97 Microbiology

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR VI (40 HRS) (091577AM) Manage animal facilities including staffing, property, safety, finance & compliance; provide leadership for staff; maintain work schedule; oversee operations & maintain validation; assist in development of operational budget; provide training; maintain records & standards. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required with 6 years experience in lab animal science; certification by AALAS as Lab Animal Technologist necessary; previous experience working in Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) environment highly desirable; strong communication & excellent interpersonal skills required; proven management experience needed; able to work with diverse constituency; must be able to work nights, weekends & holidays; must be willing to have on-call responsibilities; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P7; RANGE: $36,050-46,814; 10-3-97 Institute for Human Gene Therapy

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR VI (40 HRS) (091578AM) Manage clinical services in support of pre-clinical toxicology studies & animal laboratory research; provide leadership & direct technical staff; supervise operating & procedure rooms; responsible for clinical management of animals; ensure compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP); assist in writing protocols & identifying animal models. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required; certification as LVTg; 5 to 10 years experience in research/academic setting; previous experience working in GLP environment highly desirable; proven management experience needed; strong communication skills & excellent interpersonal skills required; able to work with diverse constituency; must be able to work nights, weekends & holidays; must be willing to have on-call responsibilities; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P7; RANGE: $36,050-46,814; 10-3-97 Institute for Human Gene Therapy

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR VI (40 HRS) (091579AM) Manage financial & accounting activities for Institute for Human Gene Therapy, Department of Molecular & Cellular Engineering & the Division of Medical Genetics, including budget preparation, purchasing, general ledger activity, FinMIS administration, Program Based Management (PBM) administration & reporting; oversee daily financial operations; exercise resources stewardship in accordance with University policies; prepare budget reports & work with staff to prepare forecasts & financial modeling. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required, preferably in accounting, business, finance or equivalent; MA/MS preferred; 7 years experience or equivalent required, including at least 2 years of supervisory experience; previous experience in academic environment highly desirable; knowledge of University policies & procedures (e.g. FinMIS) preferred; proven organizational, communications & management skills necessary; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P7; RANGE: $36,050-46,814; 10-3-97 Institute for Human Gene Therapy

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR VI (101590AM) Manage operation of Morphology Core, a service facility of in situ hybridization, immunocytochemistry at light & electron microscope level & other morphologic techniques, including scientific, staffing, safety, financial & compliance matters; supervise staff; establish scientific priorities & implement scientific protocols; develop & implement standard operating procedures; ensure compliance with regulatory agencies. QUALIFICATIONS: MS or PhD in biological sciences with relevant training & working knowledge of cellular morphology required; proven scientific & management skills required; strong organizational, written & verbal communication skills necessary. GRADE: P7; RANGE: $36,050-46,814; 10-3-97 Institute for Human Gene Therapy

CLINICAL DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATOR II (40 HRS) (091565AM) Handle departmental operational management, finances, human resources & planning; develop, oversee & administer budgets; oversee & administer research grants & contracts; administer & market programs; develop strategic plans & business plans for facilities. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS preferably in Accounting, Business or equivalent; MA/MS preferred; 5 to 7 years experience; experience with grants, cost administration, cost accounting & computerized accounting; knowledge of academic issues, programs & organizations; excellent organizational & communication skills; demonstrated supervisory ability. GRADE: P7; RANGE: $36,050-46,814; 9-30-97 Family Medicine

CLINICAL TEST TECHNICIAN (40 HRS) (091573LW) Administer phototherapy light treatments to patients as well as apply medications; assist Clinical Studies Nurse in writing consent forms & filling out appropriate paperwork for clinical studies; supervise CRC with infusion therapies; recruit for clinical trials; escort study patients to exam rooms & dispense study medications; assist in answering phones & scheduling appointments; collect data; maintain equipment & supplies. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma plus at least 2 years experience in health related profession with direct patient contact; such experience can include LPN, phlebotomist, medical assistant, X-ray technician, physical therapy aide, EKG technician, etc.; previous phototherapy experience highly desirable. GRADE: G11; RANGE: $23,425-29,723; 10-1-97 Dermatology

COUNSELING PSYCHOTHERAPIST (40 HRS) (091570LW) Participate in direct evaluation, psychotherapy, education/research & referral services to patients with high risk substance abuse disorders; perform individual, marital, family, group & educational therapies with patients & their families; screen referrals for research protocols & admissions into treatment; document all aspects of treatment/psychometric testing; participate in program development for substance abusers; prepare reports as required by unit/program. QUALIFICATIONS: MS in Psychology, Social Work or equivalent; 2 to 3 years post-graduate experience in delivering therapy required; experience with research protocols preferred; ability to establish therapeutic relationships requires; possible evenings & weekends; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 10-1-97 Psychiatry

FISCAL COORDINATOR II (97091564AM) Assist in budget preparation; monitor budget expenses & prepare journal entries; run, reconcile & interpret financial reports; prepare, analyze & distribute expenditure reports; process purchasing & reimbursements; maintain spreadsheets & databases; serve as liaison for business office. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS, preferably in Accounting or Business or equivalent experience; working knowledge of FinMIS preferred; familiarity with University policies & procedures; excellent computer skills (Macintosh); strong communication & interpersonal skills; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 9-30-97 Psychiatry/Neuropsychiatry

OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I (091575AM) Answer telephones & customer inquiries; direct samples & paperwork; maintain records & files; produce bills; perform data entry & handle purchasing. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, some college preferred; 2 years office experience; good computer skills; strong organizational & communications skills. GRADE: G9; RANGE: $17,614-21,991; 10-3-97 Genetics

RESEARCH COORDINATOR (40 HRS) (091569LW) Schedule/coordinate patient clinics & appointments; complete case review forms; score patient rating scales; review/maintain patient records; make referrals; psychiatrically screen potential subjects for research studies; participate as member of research team; provide counseling to research subjects. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS or 3 to 5 years equivalent experience in counseling & 3 to 5 years experience working with clinical populations; direct experience working with substance abuse patients desirable; knowledge of research methods desirable; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P3; RANGE: $24,617-31,982; 10-1-97 Psychiatry

RESEARCH COORDINATOR JR (091572LW) Screen volunteers for participation in studies of brain & behavior; schedule subjects for research studies; file & maintain records; perform data entry & tracking of computerized database. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required; strong background & interest in biomedical research; research experience in working with human subjects preferred; familiarity with computers & word processing are required; highly organized; detail oriented; able to set priorities; strong organizational & interpersonal skills are essential; able to work independently; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 10-1-97 Psychiatry

RESEARCH LAB TECH II (40 HRS) (091571LW) Assist with subject recruitment in compliance with multiple research protocols; administer interviews, questionnaires & assessment instruments; score test batteries; ensure data completeness; monitor subject compliance to protocol; collect/enter data into established database; maintain research files; provide information to clients regarding protocols/procedures. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma with some college in related fields; exposure to social science research required; interviewing skills desirable; attention to detail/accuracy in data collections required; must be available for evenings/weekends; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: G8; RANGE: $18,481-23,132; 10-1-97 Psychiatry/TRC

RESEARCH LAB TECH III (091561LW) Perform research study molecular control of genomic imprinting; molecular biology techniques, Southern blotting, PCR & designing constructs; tissue culture; maintain mouse colony; order & maintain supplies; general laboratory duties. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Biology, Chemistry or related area; course work must include basic biology & genetics; previous lab experience preferred. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261-23,999; 9-29-97 Cell & Dev Biology

RESEARCH LAB TECH III (091508LW) Perform small animal surgery for implantation of EEG & EMG electrodes; collect & analyze data using on & off-line computer systems; provide day-to-day animal care during studies; maintain logs & write lab reports; keep inventory & maintain surgical supplies. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Biology or related field; previous lab experience; experience using data recording equipment; basic knowledge of electronics; computer literate; able to work independently; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261-23,999; 9-30-97 Center for Sleep

RESEARCH SPECIALIST II (091574LW) Participate in ongoing research projects studying expression of novel transcription regulator in keratinocyte; assist in keratinocyte culture, immunocytochemical, routine biochemical & molecular biology experiments; monitor equipment & inventories; order supplies; monitor routine laboratory maintenance including radiation safety; perform computer data analysis & bibliographic searches. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS or higher in Biology, Chemistry or Medicine; extensive experience in tissue culture, molecular biology necessary; priority will be given to candidates with knowledge in advanced molecular biology & record of productivity. GRADE: P3; RANGE: $24,617-31,982; 10-1-97 Dermatology

RESEARCH SPECIALIST IV (091580LW) Develop & coordinate interdisciplinary research projects; assist in, perform & develop test protocols, equipment & fixtures, as well as data collection, analysis & interpretation; responsible for execution of various research projects; act as technical expert in mechanical testing; assist in writing grant proposals, book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles & presentation of research at national meetings; select lab personnel & equipment for specific research projects. QUALIFICATIONS: MS in Biomedical Engineering or related discipline required, PhD preferred; 3 years additional research experience in Orthopaedic Biomechanics or related field. GRADE: P6; RANGE: $32,857-42,591; 10-2-97 Orthopaedic Surgery



Contact: Sue Hess

COORDINATOR IV (40 HRS) (091562SH) Assist Director of Events in planning, coordinating & managing University events; develop & maintain master calendar of events; negotiate costs & terms with vendors; oversee copy, design, printing & mailing of materials; create timelines & flow charts; manage event budgets; create briefing materials; coordinate security; work closely & maintain communication with Trustees, Senior Administrators & other VIPs (both internal & external). QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS & 3 to 5 years progressively responsible experience in event or meeting planning management; CMP or CMP training a plus; strong verbal & written communication skills; able to work independently while functioning as part of coordinated team effort; must be able to manage simultaneous projects & meet strict deadlines; proficient with Filemaker Pro, MS Word, Excel, Claris Draw and/or desktop publishing desired; some evening & weekend work required. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 9-30-97 President's Office

STAFF RESEARCHER II (081276SH) Direct & manage research activities, including staff supervision for Medical Center Development & Alumni Relations program; devise strategies, identify & track prospect pool; prepare research reports & briefing materials; assist staff in use of resource materials; evaluate donor giving abilities & areas of interest; assist in stewardship activities; act as liaison to central research department. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS; 3 years of development experience, preferably in research or development systems; experience in university development office highly desirable; knowledge of development research computer databases; excellent written communication & analytical skills; demonstrated ability in writing reports for various audiences; application deadline 10-8-97. GRADE: P3; RANGE: $24,617-31,982; 10-1-97 Medical Center Development & Alumni Relations



Contact: Ronald Story

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (091555RS) In high volume records office, plan & implement admissions cycle monitoring to ensure accuracy & integrity of approximately 20,000 applications (200,000 or more documents); supervise 20-30 temps, training & organizing task teams for peak admissions cycle projects/functions; monitor troubleshooting reports; resolve inconsistencies; respond to high volume of internal & external phone inquiries; act as liaison between Undergrad Admissions & University Records Center; some heavy lifting; assume responsibilities of Records Manager in his/her absence. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, some college preferred; 2 years clerical administrative experience, preferably in records/files environment; some supervisory experience preferred; strong organizational, verbal & written communication skills required; ability to work well under strict time constraints & pressure essential; must be able to follow very detailed procedures & handle multiple assignments effectively; knowledge of basic Macintosh applications (word processing desirable); able to lift 20 to 40 lbs. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261-23,999; 9-29-97 Undergraduate Admissions

COORDINATOR IV (06757CP) Develop, coordinate & provide training for University animal care technicians, research technicians & principal investigators, in ethical, humane & proper care & use of animals used in research & teaching, as required by the federal Animal Welfare Act & National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy. QUALIFICATIONS: AALAS certified as Laboratory Animal Technologist or Animal Health/Veterinary Technician & BS in appropriate biological science field; advanced degree in laboratory animal science highly desirable; 3 to 5 years related experience as animal care technician, supervisor or manager; teaching/training experience in laboratory animal science required; must have valid driver's license. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 9-30-97 ULAR

MUSEUM PUBLIC INFORMATION INTERN (091563RS) Respond to information requests; maintain press clippings & record keeping files; perform data entry/computerization of mailing lists; prepare press mailings & press kits; assist with organization of press conference; assist with on-site press visitations; perform public relations writing; produce/update public service announcements (radio spots), calendar listings, photo captions - exhibition & event-related, press releases, flyers & advertisements; attend & assist with at least 5 Museum public events with the following responsibilities: assist with any TV or other media coverage; assist at promotion-oriented public booths & distribute information. QUALIFICATIONS: BA required, preferably in Liberal Arts or Communications; demonstrated interest in communications career; flexibility & strong organizational skills necessary; knowledge of Macintosh computers & PageMaker software required; knowledge of & interest in graphic design helpful; strong verbal & written communication skills. GRADE/RANGE: UNGRADED; 9-30-97 Office of the Director - Museum



Contact: Ronald Story

RESEARCH LAB TECH III (40 HRS) (091556RS) Collect samples from birds on poultry farms in Pennsylvania & from birds in poultry facilities at poultry laboratory; process samples which includes tests such as plate agglutination, ELISA, bacteriology & virology; assist in necropsy of poultry; assist in management of live poultry facilities; decontaminate & properly dispose of materials used; answer telephone & meet clients; perform data input. QUALIFICATIONS: BS degree in Animal Science or Biology and/or equivalent experience; laboratory experience preferred; able to work well with others; must have valid driver's license. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013-27,427; 9-29-97 Pathobiology



Contact: Anna Marcotte

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT III (091558AM) Maintain & organize filing systems; process disbursements & procurement; maintain office equipment; represent supervisor in absence; responsible for SRS maintenance; prepare course syllabi, audio-visual materials, textbooks & bulkpacks; act as liaison with other administrative departments; compile reports; support faculty; analyze & summarize data; format statistical reports & tables; supervise work-study; arrange & coordinate department meetings & seminars; draft & edit correspondence. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, BA/BS preferred; 2 to 4 years experience at AA II or equivalent; must have experience in relational databases & reports; excellent computer skills; knowledge of E-mail, Internet systems & conducting on-line searches; basic knowledge of FinMIS. GRADE: G11; RANGE: $20,497-26,008; 9-29-97 Real Estate Unit

MANAGER IV (101588AM) Provide & manage software, network & hardware; technical support including classroom & guest room services & telecommunications; manage outside vendors/contractors; negotiate contracts for equipment & maintenance. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required, advanced degree preferred; demonstrated experience in technical support of desktop software & network hardware (PC & telephone); high level of customer service experience. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664-38,677; 10-3-97 Executive Education

PROJECT MANAGER I (091559AM) Establish Geographic Information System Laboratory; evaluate & select appropriate computer hardware & software; select, track & supervise staff; direct Site Selection Research Project. QUALIFICATIONS: BA with credit toward MA or PhD in Geography; 2 to 3 years directly related experience; experience & competency in GIS systems; proficiency in related hardware & software components; some knowledge of real estate & use of GIS in real estate decision support is essential. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664-38,677; 9-29-97 Real Estate Unit

RECEPTIONIST III, PART-TIME (17.5 HRS) (101587AM) Act as initial point of contact; answer phones; type correspondence & reports; review training reports; handle photocopying & mail delivery, pick-up & distribution; occasional errands to other University offices; perform data entry. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, 1 year clerical/receptionist experience; typing & demonstrated computer skills using Microsoft Word & Excel; ability to work well with diverse group of people; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: G8; RANGE: $8.88-11.12; 10-3-97; Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center

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