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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 January 26-30, 1998


Contact: Sue Hess

ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS ANALYST (121933SH) Assist in maintenance of General Ledger; provide assistance to FinMIS end users; assist in running of daily & monthly closing processes; serve as FinMIS technical resource; complete ad hoc assignments as required. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or Economics or equivalent experience; knowledge of spreadsheets required, knowledge of FinMIS preferred; excellent communication & interpersonal skills required. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 1-28-98 Comptroller's Office

ASSOCIATE TREASURER (010091SH) Administer University cash management function; conduct long term debt analyses; negotiate with investment bankers on debt placement; manage existing debt & adherence to debt covenants; develop & maintain University banking relationships globally; administer mortgage & related loan programs; represent Treasurer at administrative & Trustee level meetings. QUALIFICATIONS: MBA or equivalent; 10 years of financial administrative experience, preferably in higher education; experience in cash management; experience in dealing with commercial banks; extensive knowledge of information systems, preferably FinMIS. GRADE: P11; RANGE: $56,135-70,246; 1-26-98 Treasurer

BENEFITS ACCOUNTANT (010137AB) Manage financial activities of carriers including compilation & analysis of monthly utilization; audit carriers' eligibility records & adjudication systems/procedures & clarify carrier policies/provisions, making recommendations accordingly to management; monitor & resolve discrepancies related to the benefits of inactive, unsalaried & retired individuals; serve as liaison between department & University's COBRA benefit administrator & dental insurance carriers; resolve employee enrollment & coverage issues with medical, prescription drug & dental carriers. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS; minimum 3 years experience in employee benefits administration & related accounting work; detail-oriented; aptitude & desire to analyze data & resolve discrepancies; ability to organize projects & ensure their completion independently; strong computer (Lotus, Access/dBASE, WordPerfect) & customer service skills; progress toward CEBS designation highly desired. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 2-2-98; Human Resources/Benefits

COORDINATOR V (010113SH) Provide administrative support for Penn mortgage programs outreach & marketing efforts within new residential housing initiatives; act as liaison with borrowers, real estate brokers, mortgage lenders & secondary market representatives; explain complex financial & mortgage programs & concepts; monitor program compliance; maintain budgets & financial reports; supervise intern & coordinate housing seminars & activities. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS; 3 to 5 years related experience; knowledge of mortgage lending & loan application process required; ability to explain financial & mortgage programs; ability to work independently & to organize & monitor multiple projects simultaneously required; excellent computer skills required; FinMIS knowledge desired; detail oriented. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664-38,677; 1-28-98 Executive Vice President

The following posting for Service Representative I was posted incorrectly on 1-23-98. Below is the corrected posting

SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE I (37.5 HRS) (010104SH) Provide technical pre-sales support for computers & related products; respond to walk-in & phone inquiries; operate computerized cash register. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma required, some college preferred; experience in retail and/or computer support center; working knowledge of Apple & PC computers; good customer service skills; ability to handle fast- paced/high-volume department. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $20,637-25,713; 1-23-98 Computer Connection


Contact: Anna Marcotte

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (111887AM) Perform word processing; make travel arrangements; organize meetings; perform proofreading; summarize data; act as liaison with internal & extern constituents; supervise students. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma; 2 to 4 years related experience; database experience highly desired; advanced word processing skills; excellent communications & organizational skills. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261-23,999; 1-27-98 CPRE

COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM SPECIALIST (03321AM) Write policy briefs; manage public relations; perform substantive editing; manage dissemination components; handle collaborative dissemination. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Education required, MEd preferred; 3 to 5 years of public relations/dissemination experience; demonstrated editing, preparation & production of publications; knowledge & experience in education reform issues; strong communications & computer proficiency required; submit writing samples with application; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664-38,677; 1-27-98 CPRE

RESEARCH SPECIALIST IV (010118AM) (010119AM) Conduct statistical analyses; produce reports on procedures & findings; design measures used in data collection; initiate & support proposal & article writing activities; emphasis on research methodologies & statistical analyses relevant for longitudinal studies of adolescent to your adult transitions; teach 1 course in Human Development or related area per year; serve as supervisor & mentor to Master's & Doctoral-level research assistants. QUALIFICATIONS: PhD degree completed no later than 6-1-98; traditional behavioral sciences background; demonstrated research experience required; research interests should include focus on urban settings & diverse adolescent populations; advanced research, statistical & publication skills required; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P6; RANGE: $32,857-42,591; 1-30-98 CHANGES


Contact: Anna Marcotte/Lynn Nash-Wexler

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (40 HRS) (010085AM) Assist in preparation & organization of project meetings & site visits; handle data management; prepare reports & documents; manage mail distribution; file & type; maintain reports & inventories; perform data entry; answer telephones & handle inquiries. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, some college preferred; 1 to 2 years of related experience; knowledge of word processing & spreadsheet software required; strong communications skills; good grammar & demonstrated interpersonal & organizational skills required; knowledge of standard office equipment necessary. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013- 27,427; 1-26-98 CCEB

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT III (010015AM) Maintain calendars; type & proofread; provide pre-award support, including grant coordination & submission responsibilities; manage & organize office filing systems; use databases & spreadsheets; support purchasing staff as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma required, BA/BS preferred; 6 years secretarial experience required and/or equivalent combination of education & experience; must have experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access) & database systems; excellent typing skills required; strong verbal & written communication skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; excellent organizational skills; ability to work under tight time frames; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: G11; RANGE: $23,425-29,723; 1-29-98 Institute for Human Gene Therapy

COORDINATOR V (010111AM) Serve as director's liaison to internal & external constituents; manage staff & personnel processes; provide managerial/administrative support to programs; coordinate office operations; assist with strategic planning; collect & analyze data; prepare reports & proposals. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Business Administration, Health System Administration and/or Nursing or equivalent work experience required; 3 to 5 years work experience preferably in academic medical center or hospital/clinical setting. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664-38,677; 1-27-98 Hematology

FISCAL COORDINATOR II (010095AM) Manage financial activities including exercising resource stewardship; handle purchase orders & check requests; monitor expenses; collect/analyze data; prepare reports; prepare grant applications; track grants; manage database; prepare grant tables & charts; coordinate fellowship program including interview & application process; maintain files; assist with personnel processes; oversee equipment/systems. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree or equivalent; 2 years of increasingly responsible related experience; experience in personal/payroll procedures, purchasing & accounts payable/receivable required; computer literate; knowledge of financial software packages; strong interpersonal & communication skills. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 1-27-98 Gastro-Intestinal

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT (40 HRS) (010121AM) Provide clinical & research support services; handle walk-in patients & inquiries about health problems; determine eligibility for services based on established standards; initiate files for new patients; assist with patient examination; assist with routine tests; take patient's vital signs; draw blood & prepare specimens for analysis; assist with setting up exam room/re-route care in event of staff absences, cancellations & emergencies; maintain computer patient files & statistics. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma or equivalent plus related post-HS training required, BA/BS preferred; 2 years administrative experience or equivalent, preferably in clinical setting. GRADE: G9; RANGE: $20,130-25,133; 1-28-98 Orthopaedic Surgery

PROJECT MANAGER III (111907AM) Provide technical leadership & supervision to clinical data management, staff & infrastructure development; provide strategic planning; manage project activities; supervise research on new technologies & methodologies; participate in development of proposals, programs & grants. QUALIFICATIONS: MA/MS; minimum 7 years relevant experience involving research, research operations or health related research planning activities; experience in budgets, grants & development of research data; knowledge of data management, health research business practices & principals, health care research & data management standards & procedures is required; ability to interact effectively with staff; excellent communication skills. GRADE: P8; RANGE: $39,655-52,015; 1-29-98 CCEB

RESEARCH COORDINATOR SR (010117LW) Project director reports directly to PI; responsible for overall project; supervise subject recruitment; formulate new projects; write & edit technical reports; ensure protocols are met. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required in health-related field with direct research experience required, MS or PhD preferred; 4 to 6 years experience in research, including data collection & analysis or combination of education & experience; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986- 35,123; 1-28-98 Psychiatry

RESEARCH LAB TECH III (40 HRS) (010057LW) Carry out research experiments under supervision; maintain tissue culture facilities & other instruments; maintain reference database; maintain lab notebook in excellent condition; write & analyze data & experimental reports. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS or MA/MS required; some experience in biochemistry laboratory; experience with antibodies; good working knowledge of signal transduction research. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013-27,427; 1-27-98 Biochemistry & Biophysics

RESEARCH SPECIALIST JR (010114LW) Responsible for day-to-day operations of core morphology laboratory; perform general support functions including maintenance of supplies inventories; monitor & maintain common use laboratory equipment; prepare laboratory media & stock solutions for experiments; perform small equipment repair; perform paraffin & frozen sectioning & immunohistochemistry; train histotechnology students; use computer imaging systems to photo-archive histologic specimens; train others in use of computer imaging system; assist in non-human primate necropsies. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree or equivalent experience required; minimum 2 to 3 years of experience in laboratory setting; knowledge of histological technique & theory required; strong technical skills; knowledge of equipment function & repair; strong verbal & written communications skills; ability to work semi-independently; knowledge of computers; must be available for emergencies; weekend hours required as needed; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P1; RANGE: $20,291-26,368; 1-27-98 Institute for Human Gene Therapy

RESEARCH SPECIALIST JR/I (010110LW) This position involves wide range of techniques in molecular & cell biology including nucleic acid purification, DNA sequencing, protein analysis, mammalian cell tissue culture, cell-free protein translation, care & dissection of Xenopus laevis, oocyte harvesting & microinjection for studies of protein structure & function; assist in planning experiments; implement protocols; write lab reports; analyze data; perform computer searches; order & maintain supplies & equipment. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in scientific field required; knowledge of molecular & cell biology required; previous laboratory experience in working with recombinant DNA techniques and/or protein analysis preferred; application must have excellent organizational skills for gathering & recording data; ability to work semi-independently; good interpersonal skills & knowledge of computers required; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P1/P2; RANGE: $20,291-26,368/$22,351-29,098; 1-27-98 Molecular & Cellular Engineering

RESEARCH SPECIALIST I (010123LW) Perform assessment of brain-damaged patients with clinical & experimental paper & pencil tasks; participate in design development & production of new tasks; perform data analysis with statistical programs; perform data entry into database library, graphic searches & assist in writing method section of papers; attend group meetings; maintain lab equipment, inventories & other supplies. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Psychology, Biology or equivalent; experience in care with impaired or handicapped population desired; 1 to 3 years general lab work experience required; computer background desirable; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 1-28-98 Neurology

RESEARCH SPECIALIST I/II (010115LW) Protein & genomic studies to address research questions; prepare data & research results for PI; collect, organize & manipulate data; conduct database searches; maintain lab supplies, inventory & equipment; participate in design & application of new assays r/t project goals; assist in training of techs & students; maintain records of studies. QUALIFICATIONS: RS I: BA/BS in scientific field with 1 to 3 years laboratory experience; RS II: BA/BS in scientific field with 3 to 5 years lab experience in specialized project. GRADE: P2/P3; RANGE: $22,351-29,098/$24,617-31,982; 1-27-98 Pathology

RESEARCH SPECIALIST IV (010116LW) Perform molecular research studies to isolate mRNA & prepare end products for analysis/labeling; participate in training & supervision of technicians & students; design & test new biochemical assays; run standard (in situ) PCR for RNA/cDNA; manage data, report results & prepare presentations of research activities; monitor & maintain equipment & supplies; conduct searches & maintain records; participate in protein studies. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Scientific Field (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc.) required, MS/PhD preferred; 3 to 5 years experience in molecular lab. GRADE: P6; RANGE: $32,857-42,591; 1-27-98 Pathology

RESEARCH SPECIALIST IV (010124LW) Under minimal supervision perform clinical neuropsychological evaluations of inpatients & outpatients referred by physicians in UPHS; administer & interpret neuropsychological tests; communicate results to physicians in form or written requests; develop individual & family therapy programs based on these findings; provide consultation to physicians regarding neuro-behavioral issues; attend treatment planning meetings in various cognitive neurology programs. QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in appropriate discipline required; PA licensure required; 3 to 5 years experience; position dependent upon grant funding. GRADE: P6; RANGE: $32,857-42,591; 1-28-98 Neurology


Contact: Sue Hess

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR II (010107SH) Provide high level of financial aid counseling & services to prospective graduate & undergraduate students & their families; advise students on financial aid, application process, loan availability & work options; promote clear understanding of sources & accessibility of financial aid to parents, students, faculty & staff; oversee scholarship budgets; prepare scholarship, loan & student financial reports; act as liaison with Student Financial Services, University Registrar & other related University offices; support recruitment & admissions process. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS, minimum 3 years experience in financial aid administration & counseling; excellent organizational, interpersonal & written communication skills; thorough knowledge of financial aid policies & procedures; strong computing & related skills; knowledge of relevant University & School information systems preferred (SRS, SAM, SFSEASI, UMIS, FinMIS, etc.). GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 1-27-98 Nursing


Contact: Sue Hess

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I (010132LW) Provide administrative clerical support to development reports office; generate & check daily, weekly & monthly reports programmed in SQL; manage Filemaker database to track completed work; ensure communication to customers when work is completed and/or if problem/delay occurs; ensure timely completion of all requests. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma with some college preferred; 2 years administrative/clerical experience or comparable background; strong analytical & computer skills, with experience working in databases helpful; ability to meet deadlines; excellent word processing skills essential; detail oriented with high degree of accuracy; excellent communication & organizational skills. GRADE: G9; RANGE: $17,614-21,991; 1-30-98 Development & Alumni Relations

ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER II (010131LW) Direct & manage University Museum's program to solicit unrestricted annual gifts through Membership, Annual Giving & Corporate Friends & Planned Giving Programs; identify & solicit membership prospects; maintain aggressive membership renewal program as well as solicit new membership through direct mail & other techniques; assist with foundation proposals, prospect identification & gift stewardship, annual appeals, case statements & articles; manage membership & development computer system; coordinate donor management system with central development for accuracy; provide direction in scheduling, planning & implementation of special events; supervise staff. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS; 4 to 5 years professional development experience; experience in membership, annual giving & corporate solicitation in museum setting required; demonstrated ability to interact well with others; excellent organizational & communication (verbal, written & computer) skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office, Raiser's Edge, E-mail & Internet. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664-38,677; 1-30-98 Development & Alumni Relations


Contact: Sue Hess

LEAD PRODUCTION SUPPORT ANALYST (010112SH) Ensure timely completion of MVS & UNIX batch applications; initiate corrective action for any system or job failure after analyzing situation; analyze newly developed systems; review all scripts that are pending production; understand MVS turnover process; perform DASD management routines; provide guidance & technical training to staff; serve as backup to Manager Production Support. QUALIFICATIONS: AA/AS or equivalent; minimum 4 to 5 years supervisory/management experience in large multi-platform production environment; extensive experience with TSO/ISPF panels & functions; previous project management experience; capable of supervising others; in depth knowledge of MVS; knowledge of AIX technical processes & procedures required; working knowledge IDCAMS, JES2, CICS, ICKDSF. GRADE: P6; RANGE: $32,857- 42,591; 1-27-98 ISC Operations


Contact: Lynn Nash-Wexler

VET TECH I (40 HRS) (010120LW) Perform general nursing care of large animal patients including daily duties of hospital & patient care coordination, emergency services & technical maintenance of nursing facilities & equipment; perform in teaching capacity, which may include assistance with diagnostic procedures, treatments, wet labs, etc.; perform related nursing duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS: Certified Animal Health Tech required; ability to function quickly & react in stressful situations; experience in handling large animals, especially in techniques of restraint required; good interpersonal skills & communications skills necessary; position may require rotating on-call schedules as well as occasional overtime & some weekends; POSITION LOCATED IN KENNETT SQUARE--NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE. GRADE: G8; RANGE: $18,481-23,132; 1-28-98 Large Animal Hospital

VET TECH III (40 HRS) (010128LW) Perform general nursing care of large animal patients including daily duties of hospital & patient care coordination, emergency services & technical maintenance of nursing facilities & equipment; perform in teaching capacity with other nurses & veterinary students, which may include assistance with diagnostic procedures, treatments, wet labs, etc.; perform related nursing duties as required to maintain smooth function of patient care in hospital. QUALIFICATIONS: Certified animal health technician required; graduate of accredited animal health technician program; ability to function quickly & to react to stressful situations involving patient care; requires experience in handling of large animals especially in techniques of restraint; position may require rotating & on-call schedules as well as occasional overtime, with some weekend duties as assigned; work an 8+80 schedule. GRADE: G11; RANGE: $23,425-29,723; 1-30-98 Large Animal Hospital


Contact: Anna Marcotte

COORDINATOR II (010129AM) Manage logistical support for Executive Education programs; work with clients, faculty & program manager to ensure program needs are accomplished; take initiative to solve problems independently; organize & complete financial & administrative requirements. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required; 2 to 3 years experience coordinating training or educational programs; strong customer service experience; strong PC & software experience; excellent communication & organizational skills. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 1-30-98 Executive Education

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST II/III (010130AM) Provide consultation & support for hardware & software solutions; put departments in strategic positions to incorporate newer technologies to further facilitate goals of faculty, especially Web-based systems; administrate or assist in administration of Windows 95, NT & UNIX servers; support statistical or other data analysis applications; write Web pages; acquire data; install & support applications & otherwise assist with instructional, research & administrative computing. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS or equivalent; IS II: 3 to 4 years progressively responsible experience required; IS III: 5 to 7 years progressively responsible experience in many facets of computing support and/or programming; familiarity with end-user computing requirements in teaching & research environment; ability to work & communicate with users with wide range of technical expertise; strong organizational & leadership aptitude; ability to deliver quality service & to work independently. GRADE: P5/P7; RANGE: $29,664-38,677/$36,050-46,814; 1-30-98 WCIT

The following posting for Secretary IV was posted incorrectly on 1-16-98, below is the corrected posting.

SECRETARY IV (010071AM) Type & proofread, including mathematical examinations & manuscripts; develop & maintain records & filing systems; schedule & coordinate appointments & meetings; maintain department calendars; answer inquiries; interpret policies & procedures; handle mail; compose correspondence & forms. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma & some related post-HS training or equivalent; minimum 2 years secretarial experience; experience with word processing packages & office automation equipment; type 55 wpm; strong verbal & written communication skills. GRADE: G9; RANGE: $17,614-21,991; 1-16-98 Statistics

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