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COMMUNITY OUTREACH SPECIALIST

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-26651
Posted Job Title COMMUNITY OUTREACH SPECIALIST
School Name School of Arts and Sciences
Org Biology
Posted to the Web 08/15/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade B/D
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 35.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9 am - 5 pm
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/

Duties

The Eukaryotic Pathogen Database resource (EuPathDB.org) is a large, multi-institution project that develops scientific data-mining websites used by researchers worldwide to study selected microbial pathogens, including those responsible for malaria and enteric disease. Leveraging experience with the integration and analysis of pathogen genomics and functional data, we seek to fill new positions, as we expand to support clinical and epidemiological data-mining, by incorporating global projects (such as Mal-ED) that focus on the interplay between early child-hood malnutrition and the enteric infectious disease burden in developing countries.

The Community Outreach Specialist will join a growing team responsible for communicating with diverse audiences, including not only laboratory research scientists & epidemiologists, but also clinicians, field biologists, and policy-makers. The successful applicant will work collaboratively as part of a 30+ member team including biologists, annotators, data-loaders, ontologists, user-interface specialists, software developers, outreach staff, and others to present our global user base with intuitive and informative web interfaces for accessing and interrogating large-scale datasets. Effective communication skills are required, including the ability to coordinate groups from diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. An understanding of the challenges posed by large-scale epidemiological data is highly desirable. This position requires domestic and international travel, active participation in scientific meetings (Platform presentations a must at the Sr level), instruction at workshops (Design and implementation of workshops at Sr level) and webinars, participation in scientific writing (Leading scientific writing projects at the Sr level), and keeping up-to-date with the pertinent scientific literature.

Qualifications

JR Level: Bachelor’s degree and minimum of one year of work experience involving epidemiology and/or biostatistics, or equivalent. Master’s degree or equivalent in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biology or related field, with a minimum of three years of work experience (involving clinical epidemiology and/or biostatistics) highly preferred. Effective communication skills including managing teleconference meetings, explaining complex data and scientific concepts to diverse audiences and active representation of web resources at scientific conferences are a must. Excellent writing skills are essential. Active interest and experience with bioinformatics applications and data analysis is highly desirable.

SR Level: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three year’s work experience involving epidemiology and/or biostatistics, or equivalent. Masters or PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biology or related field, and 5-6 years relevant work experience (involving clinical epidemiology and/or biostatistics) highly preferred. Effective communication skills including managing teleconference meetings, explaining complex data and scientific concepts to diverse audiences and active representation of web resources at scientific conferences are a must. Excellent writing skills are essential. Active interest and experience with bioinformatics applications and data analysis is highly desirable.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/30593

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Jobs@Penn
    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Indeed.com
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
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    • Other Social Media Site
    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
    • Apple One
    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Do you have recent training/experience in basic biostatistics and epidemiology?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a Masters or PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biology or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have effective communication skills including managing teleconference meetings, explaining complex data and scientific concepts to diverse audiences and active representation of web resources at scientific conferences?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have excellent writing skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have an active interest and experience with bioinformatics applications and data analysis? If yes, please elaborate.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter