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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-25775
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org ME-Medical Ethics
Posted to the Web 10/02/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9-5:30
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date 09/30/2019
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 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


This position will provide administrative and research support to the Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine, most particularly related to his research in health care operations with colleagues at Wharton. Specifically, the successful candidate will be able to synthesize a variety of materials to write engaging cases and management stories as well as be facile with basic descriptive statistics with minimal supervision. In addition, this position will play a critical role in the execution of the Department’s online education and media ventures, roles for which skills in ppt animation, website updates using WordPress, literature research and analysis of health care operations data are important. This position will also require extensive writing, proofreading and editing skills. The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must be able to multi-task in order to meet tight deadlines. A background in communications, online education, and/or operations management is preferred.


The minimum of a High School diploma and 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience strongly preferred. The applicant should also be able to synthesize academic research material, respond to copyright queries from publishers, and analyze health policy data. The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must be able to multi-task in order to meet tight deadlines. A background in communications, online education, and/or health policy is preferred. Good analytic skills; excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills; excellent Excel skills and basic understanding of statistics; Adept in PowerPoint, especially with animations. Knowledge of WordPress a plus.

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.
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Applicant Documents

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