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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 November 10-14, 1997

Contact: Anna Marcotte

FISCAL COORDINATOR I/II (37.5 HRS) (101694AM) Manage weekly payroll; monitor & verify budget & expense transactions for departmental & grant funding; maintain & run systems for monthly billings; assist research professors with pre-award process to include budgets & current & pending support; run, analyze & distribute monthly expenditure reports; create & maintain spreadsheets & databases. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS in Accounting or Business or equivalent work experience; FC I: 1 year experience; FC II: 2 to 5 years experience in fiscal operations or equivalent; strong computer skills, knowledge of FinMIS preferred; proficiency with spreadsheet environment; familiarity with pre-award research process; strong communication, interpersonal & organizational skills; ability to work in high volume, fast paced environment with strong commitment to customer service; working knowledge of University policies & procedures preferred. GRADE : P1/P2; RANGE : $20,291-26,368/$22,351-29,098; 11-11-97 Chemistry

PROGRAMMER ANALYST II (111838AM) Determine client application systems requirements; design, code, test, implement & maintain database applications; assist SAS clients in use of databases & database access products; participate in investigation & recommendation of database, groupware & workflow products; work with database administrator to move applications into production; provide guidance to other developers to move applications to production mode. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS; 2 years relevant experience in computer support & relational database development; knowledge of SQL highly desired; excellent interpersonal & communication skills; ability to determine user needs & consult with users & programmers. GRADE : P6; RANGE : $32,857-42,591; 11-14-97 SAS Computing

Contact: Sue Hess

CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR II (111794SH) Provide pre & post-award administration of grants & contracts for assigned departments within School of Medicine; assist departmental staff & faculty in preparation of proposals; review proposals for compliance with University & sponsor requirements; negotiate terms & conditions of awards & contracts; train departmental personnel in research administration; prepare subcontracts for execution; provide post-award oversight. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS or equivalent experience; 3 years experience in research administration at university or other non-profit organization involved in scientific research; detailed knowledge of Federal regulations, University policies & NIH guidelines; ability to negotiate complex agreements; willingness to work independently & as team member. GRADE : P5; RANGE : $29,664-38,677; 11-11-97 Research Administration

Contact: Anna Marcotte/Lynn Nash-Wexler

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (081417AM) Format & compile syllabi materials; insure publication of documents; distribute documents to students; provide secretarial support for Associate Dean for Basic Sciences; maintain electronic & paper files of all syllabi materials. QUALIFICATIONS : HS diploma or equivalent, AS degree preferred; 2 years experience at AAI level or comparable experience; some knowledge of editing or desktop publishing; good customer service skills; computer proficiency, preferably Macintosh; ability to meet deadlines; detail-oriented. GRADE : G10; RANGE : $19,261 -23,999; 11-13-97 Academic Programs

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT III (091463AM) Perform administrative duties for scientific journal; process information in medical/scientific area; handle research lab activities; handle purchasing, filing, inquiries, travel plans, reimbursement; perform proofreading; provide editorial assistance; maintain database; maintain & organize data for research grants. QUALIFICATIONS : HS diploma required, BA/BS preferred; 5 to 6 years experience in database management including at least 2 years experience in scientific/medical area; Macintosh word processing & database experience; experienced in writing, editing & presentation of data; familiarity with office procedures & purchasing of lab supplies; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE : G11; RANGE : $20,497-26,008; 11-14-97 Pathology

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR II (111811AM) Monitor grant expenses & departmental accounts & assurance of federal compliance; prepare monthly reports; assist in development of salary & budget planning; coordinate grant submission including budgets, protocols, transmittal forms, approvals, etc.; prepare closeouts on grants & contracts & ensure accuracy; review expenditures; participate in departmental projects & research portion of departmental budget development. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS, preferably in Business or equivalent; 2 to 4 years experience in grants administration, accounting or business administration; knowledge of school, university & federal grant policies; knowledge of FinMIS highly desired; must be highly proficient in use of spreadsheets, databases & word processors (Excel/Lotus, MS Word, FileMaker); excellent interpersonal skills; attention to detail required; ability to meet deadlines & to work with minimal supervision. GRADE : P3; RANGE : $24,617 -31,982; 11-13-97 Genetics

OFFICE SYSTEMS COORDINATOR (40 HRS) (111795AM) Provide general computing support to faculty & staff, including software installation, training & troubleshooting; coordinate hardware repairs & other services as needed; expand use of databases; maintain Web pages & train support for use of Web authoring tools; advise on purchase decisions & contribute to departmental computing strategy. QUALIFICATIONS : HS diploma with 3 years related experience or AS degree with 1 to 2 years related experience; prior experience with customer service or training highly desired; familiarity with Macintosh OS essential; experience with Windows 95 & Windows NT strongly preferred; end date 12-31-98. GRADE : G11; RANGE : $23,425-29,723; 11-13-97 Genetics

PROGRAMMER ANALYST III/IV (111796AM) PA III/IV: Analyze & design technical implementation of specified data management, analysis & visualization systems for bioinformatics & computational biology; develop programming specification & effort estimates; prepare technical documentation & user guides; maintain up-to-date knowledge of current technology & literature on bioinformatics & computational biology as it relates to genomic, gene expression & molecular cellular biology; participate in evaluation of technical competence of prospective employees; participate in writing grants, scientific papers & technical documentation; PA IV: Additional duty of plan development & training of staff. QUALIFICATIONS : MA/MS in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field or equivalent; PA III: 3 to 4 years programming experience; PA IV: 5 to 6 years programming experience; detailed knowledge of UNIX, Sybase, Prolog, Java, Perl, C, C++ desirable; must be available for limited travel. GRADE : P7/P8; RANGE : $36,050-46,814/$39,655-52,015; 11- 11-97 Center for Bioinformatics

RESEARCH LAB TECH III (111803LW) Prepare sterile supplies; carry out various experiments, handling radioactive chemicals & using various lab equipment such as high-speed centrifuge & ultracentrifuge; perform gamma & scintillation counting; order lab supplies. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry required; prior laboratory experience is required. GRADE : G10; RANGE : $19,261-23,999; 11-12-97 Cardiology Section

RESEARCH SPECIALIST JR (111808LW) perform general maintenance of cell culture unit, including isolation & maintenance of primary & established cell lines; prepare media & solutions; prepare/maintain frozen stocks; perform routine & complex lab procedures following established protocols; perform operation & maintenance of lab equipment; perform library bibliographic searches; keep logs; manage inventory & cell culture supplies. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS in scientific field; experience in tissue culture; strong organizational skills. GRADE : P1; RANGE : $20,291-26,368; 11-13-97 Institute for Medicine & Engineering

RESEARCH SPECIALIST I (40 HRS) (101744LW) Perform routine & complex laboratory experiments in investigation of genetics of behavior; follow recombinant DNA protocols, PCR, RT/PCR; perform Northern analysis, in situ hybridization, Western analysis, histology, immuno-histochemistry & cell culture; test new procedures; perform isotope safety monitoring; assist in protocol design & suggest design changes; maintain laboratory equipment; maintain logs; write lab reports; perform data analysis; perform literature searches & assist in preparation of scholarly papers as co-author; train lower level techs. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS in scientific or related field; 1 to 3 years experience or experience in similar project; must be familiar with molecular biology techniques, including recombinant DNA protocols, PCR, RT/PCR, Northern analysis, in situhybridization, Western analysis, histology, immuno-histo-chemistry & cell culture. GRADE : P2; RANGE : $22,351-29,098; 11-11-97 Psychiatry

RESEARCH SPECIALIST I (111813LW) Maintain lab equipment & supplies; assist in planning protocols; perform experiments designed to understand patho-disease in central nervous system; keep laboratory notebooks & write reports; input computer data & perform library bibliographic searches; assist in writing methods section for publications; demonstrate techniques to students; attend & describe results at group meetings; assign tasks as necessary. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS; 1 to 3 years laboratory experience including molecular techniques; virology experience preferred; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE : P2; RANGE : $22,351-29,098; 11-13-97 Neurology

RESEARCH SPECIALIST II (40 HRS) (101725LW) Perform molecular biology techniques, data acquisition & analysis, cell culture work & electronic cell counting; assist with preparation, design & implementation of experimental protocols; demonstrate for & train lower-level employees; use spectrophotomer; perform flourescent probe measurement of intracellular ion homeostatis; assist with presentations & publications. QUALIFICATIONS : BS required; 1 to 3 years experience in basic molecular biology techniques & vascular pharmacology. GRADE : P2; RANGE : $22,351-29,098; 11-14-97 Pulmonary Vascular

STAFF ASSISTANT III (101654AM) Manage office of Senior Vice Dean including scheduling, communicating issues & actions; serve as primary liaison to external, University & Health System offices; review & maintain confidential correspondence & documents; monitor office expenses; supervise office equipment operation; collect & compile data; solve problems; process & route documents. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS or equivalent; 3-5 years relevant experience required; previous experience editing documents highly desired; excellent organizational skills and demonstrated communications skills; ability to deal effectively with diverse constituencies & to work independently under constantly changing deadlines & priorities; knowledge of Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, spreadsheet, presentation & calendaring software preferred; strong typing skills necessary; familiarity with health system environment highly desired. GRADE : P3; RANGE : $24,617-31,982; 11-14-97 Office of the Senior Vice Dean

Contact: Sue Hess

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT III (40 HRS) (111791SH) Provide overall administrative clerical support for Executive Director & senior staff; maintain calendar; screen calls; provide follow-up & respond to inquiries; arrange travel & prepare expense reports; compose, type & proofread correspondence, memos, forms & reports; coordinate meetings & prepare agendas; coordinate & monitor status of special projects ensuring timely completion; design & implement system for identifying & monitoring status of employee & student files in relation to current policy for licensure, certification, CPR status health requirements & in-service; maintain related database & facilitate employee & student compliance with these policies; provide back-up support as part of LIFE team. QUALIFICATIONS : HS diploma, business curriculum, required, BA/BS preferred; post-HS related training or equivalent; position contingent upon viability of practice. GRADE : G11; RANGE : $23,425-29,723; 11-11-97 Nursing

Contact: Sue Hess

COORDINATOR II/III (40 HRS) (111792SH) Responsible for accuracy & integrity of WXPN's membership database; maintain, manage & resolve any problems with Memsys software, network system & printers in Development Office; supervise & train Administrative Assistant & work-study staff; design & implement quality customer service procedures; design & implement accurate & timely billing system, gift fulfillment procedures & direct mail campaigns; generate reports to monitor progress of fund raising activities. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS or equivalent required; Coordinator II: 1 to 3 years of experience including supervisory experience; Coordinator III: 2 to 3 years experience, including 1 year supervisory experience; must be able to accurately handle large volume of work using complex computer system; strong organizational skills & attention to detail required; must be proficient in Microsoft Windows, word processing & Excel or equivalent; understanding of & interest in non-commercial radio is helpful. GRADE : P2/P3; RANGE : $22,351- 29,098/$24,617-31,982; 11-13-97 WXPN

CUSTOMER SERVICES ASSISTANT I (40 HRS) (111767SH) Act as primary front desk receptionist for WXPN; answer phones & route calls; greet visitors; provide administrative support including copying, faxing, E-mailing, collating & filing; perform word processing; assist with mailings, correspondence & completion of staff expense reports; sort mail; ship parcels. QUALIFICATIONS : 1 year experience as receptionist or administrative support person in customer service environment required; pleasant phone manner & ability to function in busy office required; familiarity with computer software required, Microsoft Windows & Microsoft Office preferred. GRADE : G8; RANGE : $18,481-23,132; 11-10-97 WXPN

MARKETING COORDINATOR I (40 HRS) (111793SH) Organize & coordinate WXPN's promotional activities; act as public relations liaison between WXPN & Philadelphia concert venues, promoters, business supporters, industry trade magazines, local media & other non-profit organizations; help create, maintain & update WXPN Website; work with membership & event coordinators to plan & coordinate promotions that will benefit members of WXPN. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS; 1 year of marketing promotions experience required; additional experience with product marketing preferred; ability to represent station at promotional events scheduled on weekends & evenings is required; good interpersonal skills & excellent communication skills required; excellent writing skills are required; must be available for evenings & weekends. GRADE : P2; RANGE : $22,351-29,098; 11-11-97 WXPN

OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (40 HRS) (111765SH) Provide Assistant General Manger for Business Affairs with administrative support in day-to-day operations of Business Office; process member contributions & input into database; process vendor invoices; maintain internal record of revenue; prepare monthly reports & perform light clerical duties. QUALIFICATIONS : HS diploma, 2 years administrative clerical experience, including experience in clerical accounting & working knowledge of office procedures; prior database experience preferred; working knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Word a must; strong verbal & written communication skills; strong organizational & time-management skills required. GRADE : G10; RANGE : $22,013-27,427; 11-10-97 WXPN

PROFESSIONAL COORDINATOR I, PART-TIME (20 HRS) (111766SH) Recruit & supervise volunteers for WXPN fund drives, special events & assist on-air hosts; recruit & serve as initial contact for work-studies & interns. QUALIFICATIONS : AA/AS required; 2 to 3 years related experience required, 1 year of supervisory experience preferred; knowledge of Microsoft Windows & word processing required; strong organizational, verbal & written communication skills required; must have ability to work well with diverse group of people. GRADE : P1; RANGE : $11,595-15,067; 11-10-97 WXPN

STAFF ASSISTANT III (111768SH) Under limited supervision, provide high level administrative & project management support to General Manager; organize offices & supervise administrative staff; represent General Manager; exercise discretion in confidential matters; act as liaison between General Manager, staff & policy board; conduct research; obtain information; write reports; design administrative & office systems; establish & enforce customer service standards. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS or equivalent; 2 to 3 years progressively responsible experience as Office Manager or Administrative Assistant; experience as supervisor in customer service environment required; experience with Microsoft Windows & Microsoft Office or equivalent required; ability to work productively with minimal supervision; ability to function in creative environment required. GRADE : P3; RANGE : $24,617-31,982; 11-10-97 WXPN

Contact: Ronald Story

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, PART-TIME (111797RS) Provide secretarial & administrative support to Director; use variety of software necessary for efficient management of office & gallery; draft routine correspondence; maintain Web site; answer phones & respond to inquires; schedule meetings; organize & maintain filing system & databases; maintain office supplies & equipment; type & proofread correspondence & other materials. QUALIFICATIONS : HS diploma; 2 to 4 years clerical experience; proficiency with Macintosh computer systems & software (Microsoft Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro); must know HTML. GRADE : G11 (25 HRS); RANGE : $11.26-14.29; 11-12-97 Arthur Ross Gallery

Contact: Ronald Story

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I (091542RS) Provide secretarial & administrative support; type, proofread & copy correspondence, reports & classroom materials; schedule meetings & provide meeting support; maintain database for alumni events; prepare grant proposals; provide back-up to Dean's Office & Office Manager; maintain filing systems for course syllabi. QUALIFICATIONS : HS diploma or equivalent; minimum 2 years related work experience; experience with grant preparation & word-processing software (MS Word); some knowledge of databases; excellent communication skills & phone manner; ability to work in team atmosphere. GRADE : G9; RANGE : $17,614-21,991; 9-26-97 Social Work

Contact: Ronald Story

ASSISTANT REGISTRAR (111790RS) Responsible for direction & management of all aspects of Scheduling & Computer Operations related functions for Office of the University Registrar; oversee operation of areas & provide leadership in administration of services to students, faculty, administrators & external community; prepare student & course summary statistical reports for office, University Community & for internal/external agencies; interpret University policies & establish goals & objectives of area; work with schools, divisions & administrative departments to attain stated goals & objectives. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS required, some graduate work preferred; minimum 4 years progressively responsible experience in University administration; direct experience in Registrar's setting is beneficial; strong background in data processing techniques including knowledge of mainframe computer systems on-line techniques & file structure concepts are needed; must have ability to program in fourth-generation programming packages, such as Business Objects, SAS & NATURAL as well as ability to use MVS, JCL & TSO; experience in use of planning & scheduling techniques is important as well as experience with staff administration, recruiting, hiring & supervision; ability to communicate effectively at all levels of academic institution & to organize resources to meet specific objectives is necessary; must be self-motivated, well organized & must possess excellent communication skills. GRADE : P6; RANGE : $32,857-42,591; 11-10-97 Registrar

Contact: Anna Marcotte

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (111804AM) Provide general administrative & clerical support, following standard procedures while using judgment & initiative; implement database; create, organize & maintain records/files; compose correspondence, forms & reports; maintain on-line student information; respond to inquiries that require understanding of academic policies & regulations; answer phones; handle inquiries & mail. QUALIFICATIONS : HS diploma; 2 to 4 years of experience as AAI or equivalent; experience in university setting highly desired; type 65 wpm; strong verbal & written communication skills; strong computer skills, including working knowledge of PC Windows platforms utilizing Microsoft Office environment (including Word, Excel & access), LAN, & mainframe workstation concepts. GRADE : G10; RANGE : $19,261-23,999; 11-13-97 Undergraduate Division

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR III, PART-TIME (21 HRS) (111805AM) Oversee contributions program; prepare publications, annual report & materials for board of trustees meetings; manage budgets & track income/expenditures. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS required; knowledge of Word, WordPerfect & Excel; familiarity with University systems highly desired; ability to work independently. GRADE : P4; RANGE : $16,191- 21,074; 11-14-97 S.S. Huebner Insurance & Risk Management

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR II (111806AM) Develop & maintain tracking system for prospect management of leadership projects; plan strategy for campaign prospects; direct External Affairs staff to follow through with appropriate action/ update staff on prospect information; manage Prospect Manager meetings; ensure accuracy & timeliness of campaign communication materials; meet with prospects & donors to cultivate & solicit information; produce necessary reports. QUALIFICATIONS : BA/BS required; knowledge of current fund raising & operations priorities throughout Wharton & External Affairs; minimum 3 years progressively responsible Development experience; proven knowledge of & ability with computerized program(s) for developing & maintaining prospect tracking system; ability to strategize for future fund raising, based on knowledge of prior cultivation with prospects; ability to communicate effectively; application deadline 11-20-97. GRADE : P7; RANGE : $36,050-46,814; 11-13-97 External Affairs

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