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OPPORTUNITIES at PENN


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: www.hr.upenn.edu/. 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 24 to December 5, 1997

ANNENBERG SCHOOL

Contact: Ronald Story

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (N/E) (40 HRS) (111917RS) Under limited supervision, provide executive secretarial & administrative support to Annenberg School Dean's office; handle & maintain Dean's schedule; set up on campus and/or out of town appointments, meetings & conferences; arrange travel, transportation & lodging for out of town speaking engagements or meetings; type & proofread standard & complex/confidential material; open & screen mail; act as liaison between University staff, students & faculty; collect & organize information for meetings & reports. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, some college preferred; 3 to 5 years relevant experience or background in higher education; ability to work independently & maintain high level of confidentiality; excellent organizational skills & attention to detail; personable telephone & verbal skills essential. GRADE: G12; RANGE: $26,133-33,725; 12-2-97 Annenberg School for Communication


SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Contact: Anna Marcotte

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, PART-TIME (28 HRS) (101693AM) Manage program office; organize events, including publicity, invitations & mailings; prepare meetings & receptions; organize & maintain office records/files; maintain web page & databases; prepare financial documents; create/edit newsletter; maintain office supplies. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma required, BA/BS preferred; 2 years relevant experience; strong organizational skills & ability to handle many projects; ability to prioritize & work independently; excellent writing skills; computer proficiency in WordPerfect, MS Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $11.26-14.29; 12-4-97 Jewish Studies Program (Asian & Middle Eastern Studies)

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT III (111882AM) Serve as receptionist; supervise work-study students; maintain department database & Web pages; handle mail; handle reservations for rooms & equipment; maintain course rosters & staff directories; process book orders; process course evaluations & change of grade forms; process updates on student registrar system; maintain supplies. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma; related post-HS training; 2 years experience at AA II level; excellent working knowledge of FileMaker Pro, Word & WordPerfect; excellent customer service skills; ability to work independently. GRADE: G11; RANGE: $20,497-26,008; 11-24-97 Romance Languages

RESEARCH SPECIALIST JR (111848AM) Assist in procedures, assays & manipulations relevant to experimental research; maintain mammalian cell lines in culture; prepare cell suspensions for fluorescence-activated cell sorting; analyze cellular & humoral responses to reovirus; prepare hybridomes; carry out ELISA & radioimmuno-assays; maintain liquid nitrogen facility & assist with general lab maintenance. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in biology related field; 1 year of laboratory experience highly desired. GRADE: P1; RANGE: $20,291-26,368; 12-4-97 Biology


DENTAL SCHOOL

Contact: Ronald Story

RESEARCH SPECIALIST JR (121921RS) Assist in design & execution of experiments in field of cellular & molecular immunology; techniques include tissue culture, gene cloning, plasmid preparation & transfection; maintain logs; prepare lab reports; use computers; supervise students. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree in scientific or related field & 2 years experience in research lab desirable; experience in immunology is required. GRADE: P1; RANGE: $20,291-26,368; 12-4-97 Pathology


ENGINEERING/APPLIED SCIENCE

Contact: Ronald Story

COORDINATOR III (111898RS) Administer General Robotics & Active Sensory Perception (GRASP) Lab; write & edit proposal, technical papers & progress reports; monitor research grant budgets; prepare budgets for proposals & reports; coordinate allocation of funds; perform major equipment & supplies purchases; organize workshops, site visits & general lab visits; research funding opportunities; maintain technical report/publication library. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS or equivalent related experience; 3 to 5 years progressively responsible administrative/managerial experience; technical typing & editing experience; LaTex experience desired; excellent editorial & organizational skills; knowledge of University policies & procedures; strong verbal & written communication skills. GRADE: P3; RANGE: $24,617-31,982; 11-25-97 CIS


EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Contact: Sue Hess

ACCOUNTANT II (111915SH) Under general supervision within sponsored programs accounting area, prepare working papers, financial statements, Federal Cash Transaction Reports, cash requests & journal entries; examine financial statements for accuracy, completion & compliance with accounting standards & sponsor requirements; create & maintain general ledger funds, establish procedures & answer inquiries regarding established accounting practices & procedures relating to grants & contracts; assist auditors and/or special examiners; supervise small group of accounting personnel. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Accounting or equivalent; 2 to 4 years experience as accountant; strong verbal & written communication skills. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 12-2-97 Comptroller

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT III (121925SH) Monitor scheduling of calendar & meeting activities to ensure that appointments & commitments are effectively communicated to & coordinated with departments, registrants & trainers; communicate upcoming training programs to financial areas; maintain database of all financial training registrants & attendees; make necessary arrangements for reproduction & binding of materials & for training rooms; answer related E-mail & phone inquiries. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma; ability to handle variety of tasks simultaneously; good organizational skills; attention to detail highly desired; ability to work independently; experience with word processing, E-mail & database software; strong interpersonal & communication skills. GRADE: G11; RANGE: $20,497-26,008; 12-5-97

COORDINATOR IV (111822SH) Establish & implement comprehensive marketing plan with primary objective of increasing awareness & utilization of all Housing Services offerings; promote & market residences utilizing various communication media (radio, ResNet, WWW, print, video) to attract students, individual guest & conference groups; work with other departments in team approach in marketing residences; promote positive image of residences; develop & update major departmental publications; prepare & give presentations; perform outreach functions. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Marketing, Communications, English or related discipline; 3 to 5 years experience assisting with or managing comprehensive marketing plans; excellent verbal, interpersonal & written communication skills; strong computer skills with HTML/WWW proficiency; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point & desktop publishing. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 11-26-97 Housing Services

DIRECTOR V (121923SH) Identify, evaluate & develop opportunities for community quality-of-life improvements in West Philadelphia; improvements include development of community-based systems & technologies for residential & commercial code & license compliance & enforcement; improve & coordinate recycling & trash management; parking, transportation & traffic management issues & community-based systems for improvement; improve & develop public green spaces, gardens, etc. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required, advanced degree preferred; 6 to 10 years work experience; community organization & project management experience essential; strong familiarity with urban neighborhood setting; demonstrated leadership abilities in consensus building & alliance development; proven ability to achieve consistently tangible, measurable results in diverse work setting; utilize in productive & efficient manner the resources of major educational institution, particularly technical resources, to achieve outcomes; ability to manage & raise resources in a self-starting, entrepreneurial manner. GRADE: P8; RANGE: $39,655-52,015; 12-5-97 Institutional Real Estate

FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSISTANT II (111913SH) Coordinate timely flow of documents & files in Financial Counseling Office of Student Financial Services; supervise, hire & train work-study students; develop, organize & maintain Office/Records filing systems; oversee & coordinate microfilming process; compile & distribute weekly audit & statistical reports; act as back-up receptionist. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, AA/AS or some college preferred; minimum 1 year experience in high-volume office setting; file/record experience; computer literate; ability to lift & carry up to 25 lbs. required; ability to interact in high volume, fast-paced office. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261- 23,999; 12-2-97 Student Financial Services

MANAGER IV (111821SH) Manage daily operations; coordinate & implement room assignment & billing processes; assist students with housing assignments & charges; supervise processing of rent adjustments & related fees & respond to billing inquiries. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree or equivalent; minimum 5 years related experience, preferably in college/university setting (housing experience desired); some supervisory experience helpful; proficiency with PC applications & on-line information; strong computer service, organizational, analytical & problem solving skills; ability to handle multiple tasks & meet deadlines. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664- 38,677; 11-26-97 Housing Services

STAFF RECRUITER (111886AB) Consult with University departments & hiring officers to accurately ascertain hiring needs of schools & centers; develop relationships in order to understand dynamically changing environments & related recruitment needs; identify & develop high quality applicant pools to be referred for existing employment openings using start-of-the-art assessment tools & interviewing techniques; discuss & interpret University human resource policies, ensuring compliance; coordinate job requisition, posting, recruitment & hire processes for assigned group of jobs; develop & conduct training sessions & prepare related materials; counsel existing employees on job opportunities; represent University to outside organizations; prepare statistical reports; assist with special projects. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree required; 2 to 3 years progressively responsible experience; computer literacy required, experience with WordPerfect, Power Point, Lotus 123, Access & WWW research & navigation preferred; excellent customer service record; exposure to marketing & interviewing highly desired; demonstrated consultation & problem solving skills; strong verbal & written communication skills; ability to prioritize, handle multiple responsibilities & high volume of work; willingness & flexibility to consistently work beyond 40 hour work week. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 12-2-97 Human Resources/Employment

TRAINING SPECIALIST SR (121924SH) Deliver financial training programs including FinMIS training; assist in development of overall training program, curriculum & training materials; produce quarterly newsletter titled The Bottom Line; assist in scheduling of training; answer phone inquiries regarding training & FinMIS; assist in updating reference, policy, procedure & reference manuals; assist in updating departmental website. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Accounting or related field required; 2 years hands-on training experience required; ability to work in multi-faceted environment; strong interpersonal & communication skills; proficiency with E-mail, database, word processing & presentation software; ability to work independently; University FinMIS experience preferred. GRADE: P7; RANGE: $36,050-46,814; Vice President for Finance


GRAD SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Contact: Ronald Story

COORDINATOR I (111888RS) Serve as University contact person for teams of volunteers; help link departments & initiatives with science programming at Philadelphia elementary & middle skills; work closely with teachers & administrators in 3 selected elementary schools to establish model school-wide science programs; establish electronic network; help monitor use of science materials; assist with development of summer technology institute & seminar/mentoring program; support other Penn-Merck seasonal staff functions. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS preferably in education and/or scientific discipline; prior experience with children in group setting (e.g., student teacher, camp counselor, youth group leader, museum), as well as prior experience in development & administration of complex educational programs; experience developing & maintaining WWW homepages highly desired; computer literacy is essential including familiarity with Word, Excel, FileMaker & E-mail using Macintosh platform; self-starter; well-organized; attentive to detail; possess leadership ability & good team skills. GRADE: P1; RANGE: $20,291-26,368; 12-2-97 Penn-Merck

COORDINATOR III (111801RS) Monitor student, volunteer & staff schedules & activities; manage on-going research activities; oversee use of office equipment & space; coordinate staff & small project meetings; assist in report writing for Center supports; assist in infrastructure changes to support Center & related programs; coordinate in-service training; will work closely with Center Director. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree in Education, Business or related field (MA/MS in social science field can substitute for required research experience; minimum 2 to 3 years progressively responsible & relevant work experience related to social science research including at least 1 year in supervisory capacity; knowledge of empirical research activities & evaluation methodologies are essential; evidence of successfully managing & directing operations & development of program or project; position contingent upon grant funding; end date 9-30-2000. GRADE: P3; RANGE: $24,617-31,982; 11-25-97 CHANGES Research Facility

SECRETARY IV (111887RS) Provide general & sophisticated secretarial support to CPRE's research projects; make travel arrangements, arrange on-site meetings; enter & manipulate data in research database; provide high-level word processing; interact with faculty & staff at the University & other universities as well as with CPRE; delegate work to student workers. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma; 2 to 3 years office experience; advanced word processing skills; experience with databases highly desired; ability to prioritize assignments & respond to conflicting demands; excellent communication skills; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: G9; RANGE: $17,614-21,991; 12-3- 97 CPRE


MEDICAL SCHOOL

Contact: Anna Marcotte/Lynn Nash-Wexler

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I (40 HRS) (111884AM) Assist in producing & maintaining databases of lectures, weekly conferences, monthly schedules & other related activities; organize/coordinate meetings & lectures; prepare reports; answer phones; compose correspondence; develop & implement office procedures; handle complex documents using various software packages; must use variety of database packages with proficiency. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma with related post-secondary or other business training; 2 to 3 years of administrative/secretarial experience required, database experience in medical setting preferred; must have strong computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access & E-Mail; type 55 wpm; highly organized & accurate. GRADE: G9; RANGE: $20,130-25,133; 11-24-97 Anesthesia

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (121927AM) Support general office activities; type complex documents; handle inquiries; schedule meetings; maintain computer-based & hard copy files. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, business curriculum; minimum 1 year relevant experience; experience with word processing, calendar & database programs, especially Microsoft Word; knowledge of office procedures. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261-23,999; 12-4-97 Sponsored Program Services

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (40 HRS) (121929AM) Receive, distribute & process information; compile & summarize data; perform preliminary report analysis; interpret office/departmental policies & procedures; organize & maintain records & files; create new systems; arrange events & meetings; develop, modify & implement procedures; coordinate office work flow; type & proofread; compose correspondence & forms; may maintain financial records & train clerical staff. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma & related post-HS training or equivalent; minimum 2 years experience at AA I level or equivalent; extensive experience with research grants; Macintosh proficiency with Lotus 1-2-3 and/or Excel & Microsoft Word is required; thorough knowledge of office procedures, practices & methods; type 45 wpm. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013- 27,427; 12-4-97 Hematology

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT III (111885AM) Format, compile & route grant proposals; compose & edit correspondence; transcribe & edit technical writing; maintain lab & office supplies & equipment; respond to inquiries; maintain files & office; handle scheduling. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma required, BA/BS preferred; 2 years experience at AAII level; type 45 wpm; Macintosh experience with Microsoft Word highly desired; knowledge of office procedures. GRADE: G11; RANGE: $20,497-26,008; 11-25-97 Pathology

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT III (40 HRS) (111894AM) Provide administrative support to Director; type & proofread; transcribe dictated material; draft correspondence/forms; handle scheduling; handle itineraries of fellows & faculty recruits; prepare graphic materials. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma required; BA/BS preferred; 4 years of administrative experience required or equivalent combination of education & experience; experience with word processing & database systems required; excellent typing skills required; experience transcribing dictations necessary; strong communication skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; excellent organizational skills; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: G11; RANGE: $23,425-29,723; 11-25-97 Institute for Human Gene Therapy

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR (40 HRS) (111852AM) Under limited supervision, manage weekly Institute for Human Gene Therapy (IHGT) seminar series, production of IHGT newsletter & other special projects; use judgement & initiative to ensure objectives of supervisor and/or IHGT Director are met through these projects; assist in development of marketing tools for Institute, including brochures & IHGT website; provide administrative support to IHGT Director & to supervisor; manage calendars for both supervisor & IHGT Director; schedule & reschedule appointments, meetings & other activities for supervisor & IHGT Director; schedule large programmatic meetings; plan & execute public relations functions on behalf of Director & IHGT; act as discrete liaison with various external & internal offices/agencies on behalf supervisor & IHGT Director; follow up as necessary to ensure items are finalized; provide primary back-up to office manager in her absence to include managing daily operations of office. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS; minimum 2 years in senior administrative assistant position or equivalent required; must have experience with word processing & database systems; strong verbal & written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; must have ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; excellent organizational skills necessary, in addition to ability to work under tight time frames; must possess initiative & independent judgment; capacity to relate to people in manner to win confidence & establish support; ability to exercise discretion with highly confidential & sensitive matters; must have capacity to positively interact with diverse constituencies; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: G12; RANGE: $26,133-33,725; 12-3-97 Institute for Human Gene Therapy

AUDIO VISUAL TECH I (40 HRS) (121926AM) (121928AM) Provide audio-visual services; troubleshoot problems on a/v & computer equipment; set up & test equipment; break down & properly store equipment; assist with audio-visual projects. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma or equivalent required, some post-HS audio/visual or related training preferred; 1 to 2 years experience in related position; ability to operate, maintain & troubleshoot audio-visual and/or computer equipment; ability to work under high levels of stress & pressure; highly organized; superior verbal communication & interpersonal skills; ability to work overtime; must be customer-oriented; ability to lift equipment up to 50 lbs, move about actively & utilizing tools requiring manual dexterity; must be available for frequent overtime, often on short notice, for early mornings, evenings & weekends; hours 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013-27,427; 12-5-97 Architecture & Facilities Management

AUDIO VISUAL TECH I (40 HRS) (121931AM) Provide audio-visual services; troubleshoot problems on a/v & computer equipment; set up & test equipment; break down & properly store equipment; assist with audio-visual projects. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma or equivalent required, some post-HS audio/visual or related training preferred; 1 to 2 years experience in related position; ability to operate, maintain & troubleshoot audio-visual and/or computer equipment; ability to work under high levels of stress & pressure; highly organized; superior verbal communication & interpersonal skills; ability to work overtime; must be customer-oriented; ability to lift equipment up to 50 lbs, move about actively & utilizing tools requiring manual dexterity; must be available for frequent overtime, often on short notice, for early mornings, evenings & weekends; hours 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013-27,427; 12-5-97 Architecture & Facilities Management

CLERK IV (111874AM) Deliver campus mail; perform special errands; setup/breakdown conference room; perform heavy lifting; handle audio-visual equipment; perform library research. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma or equivalent; 1 to 2 years clerical experience required, experience in academic setting preferred; ability to work with diverse group of people; ability to work under pressure; proven record of punctuality & dependability; ability to lift & carry 50 lbs. GRADE: G7; RANGE: $14,935-18,592; 11-24-97 CCEB

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR (111910AM) Provide data management support for clinical trails; participate in projects, including protocol development & IRB approvals; coordinate data collection; disseminate patient protocol information; ensure consistency of data collected; monitor patient accrual, protocol adherence & data quality; coordinate data review; code & analyze data; participate in audits; prepare progress reports; maintain computer files; prepare & distribute correspondence; maintain protocol progress; assist with preparation of grants. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in scientific or related field required, RN preferred; 5 to 7 years experience; knowledge of research methodology, study design & data analysis; prior experience with clinical trials required; PC proficiency required; data management experience on microcomputer database required; ability to focus in busy environment with frequent interruptions; excellent oral & written skills; strong organizational & interpersonal skills. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664-38,677; 12-2-97 Cancer Center

NURSE PRACTITIONER (111902LW) Perform intake health histories & physical exams; plan & deliver outpatient detoxification & address clients' primary care needs; perform, order & interpret results of laboratory & diagnostic tests; share administrative duties; order supplies; perform inventory & med counts; follow patients in substance abuse treatment research protocols. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required, MSN degree preferred; PA certified nurse practitioner licensed registered nurse by PA Board of Nursing required; adult or family nurse practitioner; 1 year clinical nursing experience; psychiatric nursing experience desirable; possible evenings/weekends; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P6; RANGE: $32,857-42,591; 12-2-97 Psychiatry/Addictions

OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (40 HRS) (121935AM) Process orders & reimbursements; resolve issues related to ordering & accounts payable; obtain bids; confirm pricing commitments; help orient personnel to purchasing, ordering & reimbursement policies & procedures; assist in preparation & submission of journal entries. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma required, some college preferred; 2 years as OAA I or 4 years in office setting, preferably in academic environment; IBM experienced needed; strong typing skills & accuracy in data entry; FinMIS training & knowledge of University financial policies/procedures highly desired; strong organizational & communication skills; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013-27,427; 12-5-97 Institute for Human Gene Therapy

PROGRAMMER ANALYST III/IV (111870AM) 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 knowledge of current technology & literature on bioinformatics & computational biology; participate in evaluation of technical competence of prospective employees; PA III: participate in writing grants & scientific papers & technical documentation; PA IV: participate in planning development & training of programming staff; participate in writing grants & scientific papers & technical documentation. QUALIFICATIONS: 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 & knowledge of machine learning methods & representation; 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; 11-24-97 Center for Bioinformatics

PROJECT MANAGER I (091455AM) Provide project management for multi-center, multi-protocol clinical trials; provide technical leadership & consultation to project managers in development of clinical trials; participate in development of proposals, programs, grants & projects. QUALIFICATIONS: MA/MS in health related discipline, 2 years or more relevant experience in clinical research, clinical center operations & project planning activities; 2 years or more significant knowledge of Project Management business practices, principals, standards & procedures. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664-38,677; 11-26-97 CCEB

PROJECT MANAGER III (111905AM) Manage behavioral health care project to develop policy & research initiatives that determine impact of managed care on mental health & substance abuse programs; develop & implement strategic plan; develop research agenda; manage implementation of research protocols; evaluate project; write grant & contract proposals; write policy & research articles; convene national policy/research meetings; provide training/consultation & technical assistance; supervise employees; manage budget. QUALIFICATIONS: MA/MS degree in human sciences required, Doctoral degree in human sciences preferred; 7 years experience in behavioral health field, 5 of which must be concentrated on project development, implementation & evaluation; direct supervisory experience; experience working with national policy groups; demonstrated ability to write grant proposals & develop funding for projects; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P8; RANGE: $39,655-52,015; 12-2-97 Psychiatry

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; 12-4-97 CCEB

PSYCH TECH I (40 HRS) (111770LW) 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 research protocols/procedures; draw blood using Korvac Infusion Pump; process plasma specimens & assays; conduct radioimmunoassays for hormone levels and/or naltrexone levels. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required; attention to detail/accuracy in data collection required; interviewing skills desired; must be available for evenings & weekends; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013-27,427; 12-4-97 Psychiatry

RESEARCH COORDINATOR (40 HRS) (111919LW) Plan & execute implementation of research design; collaborate with investigators in multi-site research planning; coordinate planning with field site health & social service agencies; assist in recruiting & hiring field interviews; supervise field work; conduct field work as needed; maintain confidential records; assist in data analysis & reporting. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS with course work in social sciences or health & human service professions (Nursing, Social Work, Public Health, etc.) required; graduate degree with course work in research methods preferred; position contingent upon grant funding. Grade: P3; RANGE: $24,617-31,982; 12-2-97 Psychiatry

RESEARCH LAB TECH III (40 HRS) (081392RS) Assist in molecular biological research focusing on the response of the liver & lung; assist & independently perform experiments; handle all aspects of laboratory, including record keeping & inventory; work with other members of research team both HUP & CHOP. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry; 3 to 5 years laboratory experience preferred; basic knowledge of some of the following: isolation & manipulation of DNA & RNA, agarose & SDS-polyacrylamine gel electrophoresis, plasmid transformation, Riboprobe & DNA probe isolation & labeling, protein extraction; end date 10-31-98. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013-27,427; 12-3-97 Anesthesia

RESEARCH LAB TECH III (40 HRS) (111911LW) Under general supervision, assist principal investigator in conducting neuropathologic & tissue culture investigations of psychiatric & neurodegenerative disorders; perform tissue processing, maintenance of tissue cultures, staining, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, microscopy & computer-assisted image analysis; perform data entry & assist with data analysis; maintain logs, lab equipment & supplies; assist in planning protocols & experimental designs. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in scientific or related field or equivalent combination of college level course work & related experience; exposure to lab work required; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013-27,427; 12-4-97 Psychiatry

RESEARCH SPECIALIST JR (40 HRS) (111903LW) (111904LW) Travel locally to correctional facilities to obtain study subjects & interview clients; oversee research field work; manage confidentiality files & track cohort of subjects; develop tracking system consistent with study design & protocol; write & review reports & papers. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in Psychology, Sociology or related field; experience in health & social service delivery in correctional institutions desired; experience with statistical analysis (SAS, SPSS) highly desired; experience with Word & Excel required, experience with Access preferred; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P1; RANGE: $20,291- 26,368; 12-2-97 Psychiatry

RESEARCH SPECIALIST JR (111908LW) Follow established protocols; assist in research of neuronal cytoskeleton in health & diseases using biochemical immunological hybridoma technology & histological methods; other procedures include microscopy & photography; responsible for data collection using PC; input data; perform library bibliographic searches; demonstrate techniques to students; keep logs; write lab reports; maintain equipment; order supplies. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in scientific or related field; exposure to lab work; prior lab experience highly desired. GRADE: P1; RANGE: $20,291-26,368; 12-2-97 Pathology

RESEARCH SPECIALIST I (111872LW) Manage & execute research project involving mailed survey of physicians & telephone interviews with their patients; responsible for data collection & entry, as well as coordination of data collection with another study site. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required, MA/MS preferred; minimum 1 to 3 years research experience; interview, word processing, database & project management skills; start date 2-1-98; end date 7-31-2000. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 11-24-97 Center for Bioethics

RESEARCH SPECIALIST I (111892LW) Plan, carry out & document focus groups; schedule & hold interviews with patients; run pilot & implementation phases of 3-year study of informed consent; responsible for data collection, coding, entry & cleaning; manage literature & files; handle coordination with clinical & research staff. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required, MA/MS preferred, Social Science or health-related major; 1 to 2 years research experience; interviewing, word processing, database & project management skills; end date 6-30-2000. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 11-25-97 Center for Bioethics

RESEARCH SPECIALIST I (111909LW) Perform routine to complex procedures in research of neuronal cytoskeleton in health & diseases; perform immunological (hybridoma technology) & histological methods; other procedures include microscopy, photography, etc.; responsible for data collection using PC; perform library bibliographic searches; write methods section of manuscripts; demonstrate techniques to lower grade techs & students; evaluate & maintain equipment; order supplies. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in scientific or related field; 1 to 3 years experience in experimental neurobiology & neuropathology; ability to analyze structure/protein in normal & diseased brains; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 12-2-97 Pathology

RESEARCH SPECIALIST I (111873LW) Manage & execute research project involving observations & interviews with patients & physicians in clinical setting; responsible for data collection with another study site. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required; MA/MS preferred in Social Sciences; 1 to 2 years work experience in qualitative database management, observations & interviews; start date 2-10-98; end date 12-15-98. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 12-3-97 Bioethics Center

RESEARCH SPECIALIST I (121936LW) Provide DNA sequence support for Institute for Human Gene Therapy; operate & maintain automated DNA sequencer; determine sequences of newly developed gene transfer vectors; prepare reports/documents which accompany completed runs; calibrate instruments; order reagent; provide general & preventive maintenance; develop & maintain extensive database for management & archiving of large inventory of DNA sequences which will be generated in IHGT. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry; 2 years experience in automated DNA sequencing or synthesis or related instrumentation (i.e., peptide synthesis); molecular biology experience including plasmid cloning, restriction analysis & blot hybridization required; must have personal computer experience in developing & manipulating DNA databases; working or theoretical knowledge of column chromatography (low pressure, FPLC or HPLC) highly desirable; must be able to work independently & with little supervision; excellent organizational & interpersonal skills essential; position contingent upon grant funding. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351- 29,098; 12-5-97 Molecular & Cellular Engineering

SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT STERILIZATION ATTENDANT (111893LW) Collect dirty glassware from several labs & return when clean; load, operate & unload glasswashing machine & drying ovens; use autoclave to sterilize clean glassware; wash some glassware by hand; use razor on some glassware to remove labels; prepare sterile pasteur (cotton-stuffed) pipettes. QUALIFICATIONS: Some high school; time management skills required; ability to avoid as much breakage as possible. GRADE: G5; RANGE: $12,875-15,811; 11-25-97 Pharmacology

SECRETARY V (40 HRS) (111871AM) Maintain records & manage filing systems; handle scheduling; coordinate meetings; prepare agendas & reports; maintain databases; answer telephones; process mail; compose correspondence. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma required, BA/BS preferred; 4 years related experience; type 60-70 wpm; experience with NIH grant processing system highly desired; Macintosh computer proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, databases & scheduling. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013-27,427; 11-24-97 Center for Bioethics

SECRETARY V (40 HRS) (111891AM) Maintain records, reports & organizing systems; type & proofread; assist in grant preparation; arrange calendars; handle mail; compose correspondence & forms; organize information for meetings & special reports; prepare meeting agendas & take minutes. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma; some college preferred; 4 years experience; type 60 wpm required, type 70 wpm preferred; experience with NIH grant processing system highly desired; Macintosh computer proficiency in Internet, scheduling, database & spreadsheets. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013-27,427; 11-25-97 Center for Bioethics


NURSING

Contact: Sue Hess

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (40 HRS) (111878SH) Provide administrative clerical support to faculty as part of Division Service group team combining administrative & financial staff; respond to inquirIes from prospective students about graduate programs & application/admission process; coordinate follow-up in liaison with Program Directors; schedule & coordinate meetings; make travel arrangements; compose, type & proofread routine correspondence, materials for presentation & course related materials; coordinate grant proposal process; recommend innovative improvements in policies & procedures & in use of technology; participate in cross-training within the team. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma in business curriculum or equivalent; minimum 3 years of office administrative experience; strong problem solving skills in high volume, high quality customer service environment; ability to work productively as part of team; strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal & written communication skills; thorough knowledge of office procedures, practices & methods; type 55 wpm; demonstrated advanced personal computer skills in Windows environment, MS Office & WordPerfect; familiarity with SRS system & grant proposal process desired. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $22,013-27,427; 11-24-97 Nursing

MARKETING MANAGER (111896SH) Manage development & implementation of marketing/outreach plan targeting potential enrollees & community gatekeepers; implement external relations campaign to enhance public awareness in order to meet enrollment needs; initiate & maintain ongoing campaign to educate referral sources & provide opportunities for feedback; direct intake process including response to referrals & inquiries; intake interviews & follow-up & expedited enrollment; manage development of marketing materials; maintain liaison with Catholic Health Initiatives' & Pittsburgh's LIFE marketing programs; supervise Intake Worker. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required, MA/MS preferred; minimum 5 years marketing, referral development, community outreach and/or intake experience; work experience in healthcare and/or aging services; demonstrated track record of producing results; ability to work effectively with culturally, economically & educationally diverse populations essential; ability to form interpersonal relations in dealing with wide range of staff as well as external contacts; self-starter with strong organizational & time management skills; knowledge of catchment area communities (primarily West Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia, Fairmount & Upper Darby); supervisory experience. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664-38,677; 11- 26-97 Nursing


PRESIDENT

Contact: Sue Hess

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (111880SH) Perform administrative secretarial duties unique to Office of General Counsel; exercise good judgment; perform word processing; answer phones & direct calls; transcribe dictation tapes; organize & maintain office records & files; create new systems as needed; arrange meetings & conference calls; type & proofread confidential materials; compose correspondence & complete forms; participate in planning & development of routine to complex computerized office systems. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, some college preferred; minimum 3 years general office experience, 2 years University experience preferred; computer literate; proficiency in Macintosh Microsoft Word; ability to handle complex & highly confidential materials; good telephone, communication & interpersonal skills. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261- 23,999; 11-24-97 Office of General Counsel

OFFICE SYSTEMS COORDINATOR (111881SH) Perform word processing & secretarial duties for 7 attorneys & paralegal; type & proofread confidential materials; answer phones & direct calls; install & configure new hardware & software for office computer system; troubleshoot hardware & software problems & implement solutions; maintain network of 11 users; assist/train staff in use of software & applications; responsible for file transfer/converting documents; create & maintain database for monitoring matters & office budgets; at request of BA prepare accounts payable forms, budget & journal entries manually & via FinMIS; enter data on database & reconcile against budget printout. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, some college preferred; minimum 5 years general office experience, 2 years University experience preferred; database experience required, FinMIS & budget support experience preferred; computer literate; proficiency in Macintosh Microsoft Word; knowledge of software & applications; broad base computer skills; ability to troubleshoot software & hardware problems; ability to handle complex & highly confidential materials; good telephone, communication & interpersonal skills. GRADE: G11; RANGE: $20,497-26,008; 11-24-97 Office of General Counsel


PROVOST

Contact: Ronald Story

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I (111906RS) Perform receptionist duties for administrative area of athletic department; greet constituents; answer phones; direct visitors; provide clerical support to senior administrative staff; report to & assist Staff assistant; assist in supervision of work study students; maintain calendars & schedule meetings; assist in distribution & processing of daily US/Intramural mail. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma required; minimum 2 years administrative/clerical experience; working knowledge of Windows 95 & Word 7 for Windows 95; ability to deal calmly & effectively with wide variety of constituents; strong verbal & written communication skills; excellent organizational skills; interest in athletics highly desired. GRADE: G9; RANGE: $17,614-21,991; 12-2-97 Athletic Administration

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (111918RS) Provide secretarial, clerical & receptionist support relating to Office of Associate Provost & faculty appointments & promotions; perform typing, proofreading & maintenance of faculty files; prepare correspondence & approvals; compile reports on appointments & promotions; maintain small office databases; update Personnel/Payroll information; use Macintosh computer extensively. QUALIFICATIONS: Business training or college background; 3 to 5 years experience in office environment; ability to type at least 55 wpm; computer proficiency required, proficiency with Macintosh preferred; familiarity with Microsoft Word & FileMaker Pro database software; knowledge of UMIS Personnel/Payroll system desired; demonstrated communication & organizational skills; ability to work independently. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $19,261-23,999; 12-3-97 Assoc. Provost's Office

HEAD COACH B (40 HRS) (111897RS) Manage, direct & coach men's soccer program; recruit, train & counsel student athletes & actively participate in alumni relations & fund raising for men's soccer; receive general supervision & report to Associate Director of Athletics. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree required; minimum 3 to 5 years coaching experience in successfully & highly competitive soccer program required, preferably on college level; demonstrated ability to recruit & counsel student athletes in highly competitive academic environment; familiarity with Ivy League philosophy & need-based financial aid; must possess strong communication, public relations & management skills. GRADE: P6; RANGE: $32,857-42,591; 12-2-97 Athletics/Mens Soccer

LAB ANIMAL AIDE (40 HRS) (111856RS) (111876RS) (111877RS) Perform lab animal care, adhering to Federal, State & University regulations & policies; clean & sanitize cages & equipment; perform routine maintenance on sanitation equipment; operate autoclave for sterilizing cages; feed, water & change cages for variety of lab animals; clean & sanitize animal rooms & support areas; receive & handle feed, bedding & other supplies; observe & report unsafe or unusual conditions; perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma or equivalent; ability to lift & carry up to 50 lbs.; ability to follow written & verbal instructions; may include shifts other than Monday-Friday & 7:30 - 4:30; includes overtime, weekends & holidays. GRADE: G5; RANGE: $14,714-18,069; 11-25-97 ULAR

LEAD, CONSOLE SUPPORT (121951RS) Operate MVS or support consoles; responsd to MVS-AIX-JES2 messages & conditions; monitor execution of MVX & AIX system consoles; follow problem determination procedures which include documentation & notification of appropriate personnel; perform orderly startup & shutdown procedures; perform power on reset for MVS environment; responsible for completion of shift reports for all failures; maintain inventory; maintain working knowledge of all environmental systems, all equipment, preventative maintenance, etc. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma, computer tech training; 5 years experience of MVS & JES2 experience; 2 years experience AIX-UNIX console support; working knowledge of auto process control software to monitor MVS, RS6000 environment & determine failures on processes or connectivity & take corrective action; knowledge of IBM PCS in LAN environment; familiarity with common PC software; understanding of environmental monitoring; good supervisory skills; varied shifts. GRADE: G13; RANGE: $25,132-33,270; 12-8-97 ISC Operations

MANAGER PRODUCTION CONTROL (121949RS) Manage ISC Production support; oversee completion of all MVS/AIX processing; establish & maintain operational standards/procedures; represent group with respect to system development methodology; confer with & advise subordinates on administrative policies, technical problems & priorities; responsible for production scheduling; provide DASD conversion support & DASD space management; establish project plans; enforce ISC Operations standards/quality control; supervise & train staff. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS; 5 to 8 years management experience of 10 employees in MVS environment; previous project/management experience; AIX experience highly desired; excellent planning & organizational skills; capable of supervising multi-platform/multi-operating systems; ability to analyze production systems; in-depth knowledge of MVS job control, systems utilities & procedures; working knowledge of JES2, CICS, ZEKE & Jobscan. GRADE: P8; RANGE: $39,655-52,015; 12-8-97 ISC Operations

PRODUCTION CONTROL LEAD TECH (121950RS) Ensure timely completion of MVS & UNIX production batch applications; provide first level support for resolving any system or job application failure; analyze newly developed systems; recommend & implement most effective data flow; directly accountable for reviewing AIX scripts, MVS JCL/PROCs that are pending production implementation; enforce production standards; fully understand MVS turnover process; maintain high level of proficiency with IBM utilities, JCL & third party software. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma; 3 to 5 years diversified data processing experience; 2 years production control experience; experience with TSO/ISPF panels & functions; knowledge of AIX tech processes & procedures required; strong knowledge of MVS job control language, system utilities & procedures; working knowledge of IDCAMS, JES2, CICS, MVS functions; PC skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office; knowledge of auto scheduling; varied shifts. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $26,986-35,123; 12-8-97 ISC Operations

SENIOR LIBRARY CLERK (111912RS) Open library; prepare newspapers; interfile circulation; record statistics; resolve circulation problems; handle overdue notices; prepare circulation records for New Bolton Center; open & sort mail; work on circulation desk; provide directional & procedural information; maintain copy machines; process new books & journals; process withdrawals; re-file pamphlets & reserve materials; type correspondence & required reports. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma required, some college preferred; previous library experience highly desired; knowledge of library automated system desired. GRADE/RANGE: UNION; 12-2-97 Veterinary Library


VETERINARY SCHOOL

Contact: Ronald Story

FISCAL COORDINATOR I (101712RS) Provide administrative support to the Associate Director of the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Lab System (PADLS); support laboratory personnel associated with PADLS system (microbiology, toxicology, pathology); manage data & prepare reports; prepare presentations, financial analysis & projects; develop, modify and implement office policies & procedures; write correspondence & minutes; manage reception area; perform purchasing actions; oversee security & maintenance of equipment; organize & maintain records & files; monitor expenses & budgets; schedule meetings & travel. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS or equivalent; at least 1 to 3 years related experience; thorough knowledge of clerical accounting & office procedures; strong organizational & communication skills; thorough knowledge of computer software for financial spreadsheets & word processing. GRADE: P1; RANGE: $20,291-26,368; 11-25-97 Pathobiology

SECRETARY TECH/MED SR, PART-TIME (17.5 HRS) (111890RS) Perform secretarial duties related to both teaching & research requiring use of specialized technical and/or medical terminology; duties include processing of course materials, correspondence, grant proposals, manuscripts & other materials in word processing (Word for Mac 6.01) & spreadsheet (Excel) programs; copy & distribute course materials; calculate student grades; schedule 2 core courses; process paperwork for various financial transactions; order supplies through FinMIS; organize seminars & schedule speakers; make travel arrangements; process honorariums & travel expenses; schedule department & committee meetings. QUALIFICATIONS: HS diploma or equivalent; minimum 3 years secretarial experience including 2 as technical secretary; must be computer literate (including use of Word, Excel, Netscape, Eudora, Reference Manager & Omnipage software for Macintosh); ability to communicate effectively; understanding of punctuation & grammar; organizational skills; ability to prioritize & handle multiple projects; flexibility. GRADE: G10; RANGE: $10.58-13.18; 12-2-97 Animal Biology


WHARTON SCHOOL

Contact: Anna Marcotte

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PART-TIME (21 HRS) (111900AM) Coordinate & oversee activities of WCQF; serve as primary contact for Center; responsible for financial management, budgeting & reporting; plan & execute conferences & activities; perform administrative duties; coordinate Director's interaction; supervise work-study students. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS; minimum 2 years administrative or coordinative experience; supervisory experience; excellent interpersonal & organizational skills; strong verbal & written communication skills; working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet & database management software, preferably Microsoft Word, Excel & Access; understanding if FinMIS highly desired. GRADE: P4; RANGE: $16,191-20,880; 12-2-97 Finance Department

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR IV/V (40 HRS) (111895AM) Market Annual Fund; manage direct mail; oversee telemarketing effort; manage 2 to 3 reunion gift programs; supervise & manage annual fund database systems & personnel. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS; AD IV: 3 years fund-raising or related experience, preferably in education environment; AD V: 4 to 6 years fund-raising or related experience, preferably in education environment; excellent organizational, communication & interpersonal skills are critical; proven ability to work well independently & as team player; computer proficiency; must be available to work occasional weekends; must have travel-valid driver's license. GRADE: P6/P7; RANGE: $32,857-42,591/$36,050-46,814; 11-25-97 External Affairs

COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM SPECIALIST (111914AM) Assist in designing, teaching & coordination of courses & activities of Wharton Communication Program; teach in MBA & WEMBA programs; administer communication component of WEMBA program; other administrative & teaching duties will be developed according to programmatic needs. QUALIFICATIONS: MA/MS in Communications or related field, with evidence toward higher degree; minimum 3 years teaching experience at college level or equivalent; research background in communication theory & skills, with demonstrated interest in particular fields; experience in curriculum & program planning; application deadline 12-10-97. GRADE: P5; RANGE: $29,664-38,677; 12-3-97 Wharton Communication Program

COORDINATOR II (111883AM) Provide writing support; serve as news media contact; gather information; manage & plan events; assist in management of media/faculty databases; manage surveys & college guides. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS; 1 to 3 years experience in contacting media, developing news stories, or equivalent required; experience in event planning & management highly desired; experience with MS Word required, MS Office & database experience highly desired; strong verbal & written communication skills; ability to work well in deadline-oriented environment; knowledge of news media/public relations. GRADE: P2; RANGE: $22,351-29,098; 11-24-97 Public Affairs

DIRECTOR VII (111901AM) Provide strategic vision in research database support; manage financial research databases providing integrated access across multiple platforms; provide database expertise & assistance; plan & direct information & access strategies; manage external research database services; represent school; provide research database support & services; enhance future revenue receipts; manage relationships with vendors. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required, MA/MS in Finance, Information Management or Computer Science preferred; 7 to 10 years work experience with financial data & computing; excellent client management skills. GRADE: P10; RANGE: $48,822-64,066; 12-2-97 WCIT


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