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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 November 3-7, 1997

Contact: Anna Marcotte

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I (111769AM) Respond to broad range of in-person & telephone, faxed & E-mail inquiries from current & potential students & professionals who use English as a Second Language (ESL); process enrollment forms & act as liaison with Office of International Programs with regard to visa related matters; create & update records on computerized databases; register students in ELP programs & for proficiency tests; generate class schedules & various statistical reports; tabulate student evaluations; maintain inventory of office supplies & brochures & reorder as needed; sort mail; perform variety of other duties associated with smooth functioning of office supporting student population ranging from 225 to 350 at any given time, a staff of 20 full-time employees & 25 to 40 part-time instructors, teaching assistants & part-time workers. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma & related post-HS training or equivalent; 2 years administrative/clerical experience; experience in using database programs, spreadsheet & word processing applications in PC environment; ability to work as part of team essential; fluency in one or more foreign languages desirable. GRADE: G9; RANGE: $17,614- 21,991; 11-5-97 English Language Program

BUILDING SERVICES ASSISTANT II (40 HRS) (111789AM) Inspect/report condition of structural, mechanical & electrical systems, monitor temperature control, cleanliness & presentation of facilities & rooms; schedule/track maintenance of rooms & vehicles; may supervise part-time employees; assist with building security & fire protection; report safety & health hazards. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma required, some college or trade school preferred; knowledge of maintenance procedures applicable to structural, mechanical & electrical systems; must have & maintain a valid driver's license. GRADE: G9; RANGE: $23,130-25,133; 11-7-97 SAS Facilities

Contact: Ronald Story

BUILDING SERVICES ASSISTANT II (111786RS) Assist Facilities Administrator in daily operation involving all buildings comprising School of Dental Medicine; help to plan, assign & supervise daily work of facilities staff. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma; minimum 1 year proven supervisory responsibilities; 3 to 5 years experience in building services or related area, ability to lift & move heavy objects; variable hours; possible weekend hours. GRADE: G9; RANGE: $17,614-21,991; 11-7-97 Resource Management

Contact: Ronald Story

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST IV (101763RS) Associate Director of ENIAC-2000 networked array for data- & processor-intensive computing projects across University in variety of disciplines will assist researchers with adaptation of software to ENIAC-2000 NT/Linux clusters with MPI/PVM environment; supervise project's UNIX/NT systems administrator; evaluate effectiveness of ENIAC-2000 architecture for high performance computation; track efforts at peer institutions, especially recipients of Technology for Education 2000 grants; act as liaison between Penn PI & Intel grant program staff; prepare project reports & maintain web-site describing project activities. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced scientific degree with experience in high-performance computation; minimum 3 years experience with advanced research projects software development; experience with C, C++, Fortran & PVM or MPI parallel programming toolkits; experience with UNIX; some experience working with Windows NT; experience working with funding agencies; demonstrated proficiency in developing & implementing computationally/data intensive software; ability to collaborate with faculty on research projects; ability to work independently; good interpersonal & organizational skills required; end date 10-31-2000. GRADE: P8; RANGE: $39,655-52,015; 11-4-97 CIS

SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER I/SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER II (101764RS) Assist in technical problem solving beyond scope of normal users; perform installation & updates of software packages; provide on-going support of NT server & client workstation development applications; provide operational coordination with central CIS systems & shared services (file systems, printing, E-mail); contribute advice & expertise in evaluation of new hardware & software; perform installation, set-ups & updates of NT cluster systems & client PCs used for development of NT cluster applications; assist in tracking hardware & software problems, follow-up with vendors until problems are solved. QUALIFICATIONS: SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER I: BS in Computer Science or related field required; 2 years experience using UNIX or higher-level languages; 1 year prior NT system administration required; UNIX or Intel support experience desirable; experience with UNIX to PC application bridging helpful; experience with NT clusters & fast Ethernet switching desirable; ability to work independently, with good interpersonal & organizational skills required; SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER II: Same as above, including 3 years experience; end date 10-31-2000. GRADE: P6/P7; RANGE: $32,857-42,591/$36,050-46,814; 11-4-97 CIS

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; 11-5-97 Law School

LIBRARY STACK ATTENDANT/DOOR GUARD (101752RS) Shelve or store material in accordance with appropriate classification system; work on book shelving projects; provide directional assistance & information to users; serve occasionally as messenger on & off campus; distribute mail; pack books & prepared materials for moving & shipment. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma required, BA/BS preferred; previous library experience preferred; work schedule is 4:15pm to 12:15am. Grade/ RANGE: UNION; 11-3-97 Biddle Law Library

Contact: Anna Marcotte/Lynn Nash-Wexler

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT III (101743AM) Assist in maintaining 400+ databases; maintain grant/prize Web site; type/compose complex documents; perform proofreading; screen & route phone calls; handle inquiries; schedule meetings; handle FinMIS purchasing for office; develop & maintain file system. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma with at least 1 year relevant experience or equivalent; thorough knowledge of office procedures; experience with word processing, calendar & database programs especially Microsoft Word, FileMaker Pro & Now UptoDate. GRADE: G11; RANGE: $20,497-26,008; 11-6-97 Sponsored Program Services

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FINANCE (111787AM) Provide oversight for operations of financial programs of the Institute for Human Gene Therapy, Dept. Of Molecular & Cellular Engineering & Division of Medical Genetics, including budget management, accounting, purchasing & sponsored programs; participate in strategic planning; responsible for overall fiscal management of the Institute; establish & monitor annual operating budget estimated at $20 million; analyze financial data & make budget projections. QUALIFICATIONS: MBA required; extensive experience in finance necessary, including development & implementation of policies/procedures; previous experience in academic research environment preferred; working knowledge of Federal regulations, such as OMB Circular A-21, necessary; proven administrative & management skills required; excellent organizational, verbal & written communication skills needed; application deadline 11-14-97. GRADE: P12; RANGE: $65,611-80,031; 11-7-97 Institute for Human Gene Therapy

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR III (40 HRS) (101706AM) Oversee assigned pre-award & post-award grant related activities; manage annual sponsored programs budget; report account status; prepare & analyze grant budgets; reconcile program accounts; examine & interpret data; verify personnel charges; oversee property management; produce financial activity reports; analyze account variances; recommend journal entries & salary reallocations; assist with preparation of budgets. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Accounting/Finance required, MBA preferred; 3 to 5 years experience in business operations & accounting or financial management, including cost accounting; MBA may be substituted for experience; excellent knowledge of computerized accounting systems & facility in working with databases; excellent organizational & communication skills; excellent computer skills including demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint & general understanding of database operations; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 11-6-97 Molecular & Cellular Engineering

BUSINESS MANAGER II (40 HRS) (101760AM) Manage departmental financial operations such as grant/contract financial management, financial statements & reports, general ledger & AIP systems & annual budget. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Accounting Finance required, CPA/MBA preferred; 4 to 5 years experience in general or grant accounting required, health care accounting preferred. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664-38,677; 11-4-97 Neurosurgery

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT I (40 HRS) (101747AM) Provide administrative support for management of Chairman's office; supervise staff; hire, interview & train administrative support staff; manage calendar; inform Chair of issues & actions; serve as Chair's primary liaison to internal & external sources; review confidential documents & prepare responses; prepare budgets; monitor expenses; handle facilities administration; gather data & perform research. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS or equivalent work experience; 7 to 10 years experience in high level office administrative assistant/executive assistant role; advanced computer software skills including word processing, spreadsheets, calendar programs & graphics programs; excellent organizational abilities; strong verbal & written communication skills; ability to deal effectively with diverse constituencies; demonstrated ability to exercise initiative & independent judgment; variable hours. GRADE: P6; RANGE: $32,857-42,591; 11-3-97 Opthalmology

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY TO THE SR VICE DEAN (40 HRS) (101654AM) Provide support to & manage Office of the Senior Vice Dean including scheduling & communicating issues & actions on agenda; serve as primary liaison to external, University & Health System offices; review confidential correspondence & documents; prepare responses for signature & approval; monitor office expenses; supervise office equipment operation; collect & compile data; solve problems; process & route documents. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma required, BA/BS preferred; 7 years experience as Executive Secretary or Office Administrator required; previous experience editing documents; word processing experience & excellent typing skills required; excellent organizational, verbal & written communication skills; ability to deal effectively with diverse constituencies; ability to work effectively under constantly changing deadlines & priorities; knowledge of Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, spreadsheet, presentation & calendaring software preferred; familiarity with health system environment preferred. GRADE: G12; RANGE: $26,133-33,725; 11-5-97 Office of the Senior Vice Dean

MANAGER IV (40 HRS) (101746AM) Manage business office operations & supervise staff; provide grant management support; interpret & develop policies; account for short-range planning; prepare monthly reports; manage purchasing, accounts payable, payroll & personnel; monitor expenses & budgets; prepare financial analyses & projects. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in business related field; 5 to 7 years relevant experience; proficient in Lotus 1-2-3 or equivalent; knowledge of UMIS/PILLAR/FinMIS/SALMGT & supervisory experience preferred; strong organizational & communications skills. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664-38,667; 11-3-97 Pulmonary

PROJECT MANAGER II (111783LW) (111785LW) Manage overall project for large-scale multi-center, multi-protocol clinical trials, involving CRCU, CCEB & other institutional entities; provide leadership, management & supervision for project and/or multiple project teams (10 or greater); participate to significant degree in development of project management aspects of proposals, programs, grants & projects involving activities of CRCU; conduct infrastructure development related to project management group within CRCU; includes analysis, development, usage & integration of standards procedures & policies related to discipline of clinical trials project management; conduct research of new technologies & methodologies applicable to project management and performance of large scale multi-center clinical trials. QUALIFICATIONS: MA/MS degree in health-related discipline plus additional minimum 5 years of relevant work experience or BA/BS degree in health-related discipline plus additional minimum 7 years relevant work experience involving clinical research, clinical center operations & project planning activities is required; minimum 3 years of personnel management involving supervision with direct or indirect reporting situations; minimum 2 years of knowledge of project management practices, principles, standards & guidelines; strong verbal & written communication skills. GRADE: P7; RANGE: $36,050-46,814; 11-7-97 CCEB

RESEARCH LAB TECH II (40 HRS) (111770LW) Assist with subject recruitment, in compliance with multiple research protocols; administer interviews, questionnaires & assessment instruments; score test batteries; ensure completeness of data; monitor subject compliance to protocol; collect/enter data into established database; maintain research files; provide information to clients regarding research protocols/procedures. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma with some college courses in related fields; exposure to social science research required; interviewing skills desirable; attention to detail/accuracy in data collection required; must be available for evenings/weekends; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: G8; RANGE: $18,481-23,132; 11-5-97 Psychiatry

RESEARCH LAB TECH III (40 HRS) (101759LW) Perform experiments at direction of Principal Investigator, relating to study of iron metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae; maintain supplies & order critical reagents as needed; maintain media (solid & liquid); maintain records of results of experiments. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree & scientific background; good analytical ability & interpretative skills; mathematical competence/proficiency; attention to detail; strong verbal & written communication skills. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013-27,427; 11-4-97 Hematology

RESEARCH LAB TECH III (101761LW) Under general supervision perform experiments with HIV, cell culture, PCR analysis, ELISA assays & cell purifications; maintain laboratory records, order & stock supplies; perform data collection & organization; perform bibliographic searches. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS with training in biological sciences; prior experience with tissue culture & immunologic techniques; ability to understand research protocols; detail oriented; must not be afraid to work with HIV contaminated blood. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261-23,999; 11-4-97 Infectious Diseases

RESEARCH SPECIALIST JR (40 HRS) (111772LW) Under indirect supervision perform routine & complex laboratory experiments including histological analyses, behavioral testing, small animal surgeries & perfusions; test new procedures; assist in protocol planning; maintain laboratory equipment; order supplies; maintain logs; write lab reports; perform data entry, management & statistical analysis; create graphs & charts; perform literature searches; train lower level techs & students. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in scientific discipline; 1 year exposure to lab work; computer skills. GRADE: P1; RANGE: $20,291-26,368; 11-5-97 Psychiatry

RESEARCH SPECIALIST I (40 HRS) (101744LW) Perform routine/complex experiments; test new procedures; perform isotope monitoring; assist in protocol design & suggest design changes; maintain laboratory equipment; maintain logs; write lab report; perform data analysis; perform literature searches; assist in preparation of scholarly papers; train lower level techs. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in scientific or related field; 1 to 3 years experience or experience in similar project. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 11-3-97 Psych/Administration

RESEARCH SPECIALIST I (40 HRS) (101744LW) Perform routine/complex experiments such as DNA cloning, DNA & RNA purification & analysis, PCR amplification & Southern blot analysis; perform animal husbandry; maintain laboratory & equipment; assist in experimental design; perform data analysis; order supplies & monitor expenses; train lower level techs. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in scientific or related field; 1 to 3 years experience in similar project. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 11-3-97 Psychiatry

RESEARCH SPECIALIST I (40 HRS) (111784LW) Responsible to Principal Investigator for conducting scientific research in Molecular or Behavioral Genetics; project involves characterizations of developmental & behavioral mutations in the mouse, including the following techniques & duties: Perform routine & complex laboratory experiments involving DNA cloning, DNA & RNA purification & analysis, PCR & animal husbandry; test new procedures; assist in protocol design & suggest design changes; maintain laboratory equipment; maintain databases; perform data analysis; perform literature searches & assist in preparation of papers; train lower level techs. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in scientific discipline; 3 years of lab experience in molecular biology or neuropathology; computer skills. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 11-7-97 Psychiatry

RESEARCH SPECIALIST III (101762LW) Perform studies of virology & molecular biology specializing in Herpes Simplex virus & related viruses; plan & perform experiments independently including virus purification, Southern & Western blot, DNA isolation, complement assays; write laboratory reports; assist in writing procedural sections of papers; present oral & written summaries of work progress; teach & supervise students. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required, MS preferred; 3 to 5 years laboratory experience in related scientific field with emphasis on virology, immunology & molecular biology; skill in making & characterizing mutant viruses, keeping cell lines; capacity to carry out long-term projects. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 11-4-97 Infectious Diseases

SECURITY OFFICER, PART-TIME (22 HRS) (111771AM) Perform facility security & inspection tours; assure safety & security of people & facilities; receive & clear visitors; enforce University policy. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma & related post HS training or equivalent; physically able to move about actively; good interpersonal skills to interact effectively; strong customer service orientation; ability & willingness to work at nights & on weekends as required; must be able to work overtime on short notice; applicants will have to successfully to pass Police background security check; hours Saturday & Sunday 9pm to 9am. GRADE: G8; RANGE: $8.88-11.21; 11-6- 97 Architecture & Facilities Management

Contact: Sue Hess

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST I (40 HRS) (101755SH) Provide leadership & expertise in all aspects of computing at School of Nursing for more than 1000 students & faculty; manage 1 student computer lab & 1 research-oriented computer lab; train students & faculty in use of instructional software; manage student E-mail access; supervise staff of 10 part-time student employees & schedule minimum 80 hrs coverage per week including evenings & weekends during academic year; collaborate with faculty to introduce course-related software programs into curriculum. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS preferably in Computer Science or MIS or equivalent experience; 3 years experience in computer support in academic environment preferred; expertise with Windows 95, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Netscape Navigator & Internet E-mail clients (pop, imap & host); familiarity with UNIX, TCP/IP protocol, Windows 3.11 & Mac OS; demonstrated technical ability to run NT application server; ability to troubleshoot & work with PC & Macintosh hardware & printers; strong verbal & written communication skills; ability to work both independently & as key member of team. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 11-5-97 Nursing

PRACTICE DIRECTOR (40 HRS) (101754SH) Provide delivery & day-to-day management of primary health & medical programs to individuals, families & groups at Frances Myers Health Annex; facilitate achievement of mission of Penn Nursing Network in providing high quality, evidence-based care to clients; provide leadership to improve care; enhance professional program development & achieve interdisciplinary goals & fiscal viability; assure coordination & continuity in providing collaborative, interdisciplinary & comprehensive patient care in team environment; assume responsibility within field of specialization for care delivery for caseload of clients. QUALIFICATIONS: BSN & MSN; 5 years of progressively responsible administrative/nursing experience or equivalent combination of education or experience; 2 years supervisory experience; Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license required; specialty licence/certification as appropriate required; position contingent upon viability of Practice. GRADE: P10; RANGE: $48,822-64,066; 11-5-97 Nursing Practice

Contact: Sue Hess

The following position Administrative Assistant II (101737LW) was posted incorrectly with the wrong reference number in last week's Almanac. Below is the corrected posting.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (101737LW) (101738LW) Under limited supervision, process & record high volume of gifts, including preparation of gift transmittals & review of transmittals from other departments for accuracy & completeness; retrieve & verify donor & gift information using University's integrated database system; adhere to processing schedules & procedures; prepare correspondence, acknowledgments & monthly pledge reminders; provide administrative support to director; assist in reconciling various accounts; organize & maintain files & records; generate & track reports. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, some college preferred; minimum of 2 years general office experience, with 1 year in development highly desirable; proficiency in use of WordPerfect; computer literate; ability to handle complex & highly confidential materials. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261-23,999; Development & Alumni Relations

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST III (101667SH) Provide information system support, including data analysis, system planning, selection, software/hardware configuration & troubleshooting, programming & training; perform project & strategic planning; oversee computing environment; take lead in establishing & coordinating standards & technical directions; serve as liaison to University offices; administer a departmental Novell LAN including server workstations, peripherals & applications. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required, MS/MIS or equivalent experience preferred; 3 to 7 years experience with variety of computer systems with at least 5 years supporting end-user computing in Novell environment, including programming, preferably in academic setting; 5 years working knowledge & programming experience with a relational DBMS; end date 11-16-98. GRADE: P7; RANGE: $36,050-46,814; 11-6-97 University Archives

Contact: Ronald Story

CLERK V, PART-TIME (20 HRS) (111788RS) Process document delivery requests; prepare table of contents packets; record & process material received through NYSE listing application service; assist with clerical processing & filing of document delivery materials; prepare books, reports & periodicals for bindery; open mail; print articles from database. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, college preferred; previous library experience preferred; basic knowledge of computer software & applications; type 45 wpm. GRADE: G8; RANGE: $8.88-11.12; 11-7- 97 Lippincott Library

SECRETARY IV (101753RS) Perform secretarial duties with emphasis on external communications; maintain paper & electronic files; execute mailing; make telephone calls & schedule appointments; maintain supplies; track responses & prepare reports; coordinate with other staff members as assigned; serve as telephone & building receptionist as necessary. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, secretarial/business curriculum or equivalent; external relations experience; proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, project charting & graphics; ability to work with students & alumni. GRADE: G9; RANGE: $17,614-21,991; 11-3-97 Fels Center of Government

Contact: Ronald Story

RESEARCH LAB TECH III (111774RS) Assist in study & monitoring of dogs; measure blood pressure; collect blood & urine specimens; perform animal nursing; maintain paper & computer records. QUALIFICATIONS: Certified Animal Technician or BS in Biology; experience with animals; experience with computer record-keeping desired; end date 7-31-98. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261-23,999; 11-7-97 Clinical Studies- Phila.

Contact: Anna Marcotte

DUP MACHINE OPERATOR IV (111773AM) Operate & maintain Xerox DocuTech Publishing system, Xerox Laser Printer & Kodak 2110 Duplicator & other bindery equipment; perform mail & image merges; manipulate images for reproduction; handle network orders & reproduction of confidential & special materials; assist in receiving, storage & inventory of raw materials. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma or equivalent; 3 years experience as operator of high speed duplicating machines required; post HS training in graphic design & computer systems required; experience in desktop publishing required; excellent math & English skills required; proficiency with MS Windows & DOS; must be able to lift 50 lbs. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261-23,999; 11-6-97 WCIT

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