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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27170
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DM-Cardiovascular Medicine
Posted to the Web 10/20/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 028
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:00 - 5:00
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 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.


We seek a highly qualified and experienced certified Cardiac Ultrasound Technician to serve as Technical Director of our clinical and translational research cardiovascular lab at the Cardiovascular Institute at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. The Penn Center for Quantitative Echocardiography provides services for multi-site NIH and industry-funded clinical trials, investigator initiated studies, and works extensively with academia and industry, nationally and internationally. The Technical Director will direct all technical aspects of the program, and report directly to the Medical Director. The Technical Director will develop echocardiography specific programs with sponsors to meet sponsor-specific goals and which will enable growth of the core. S/he will create study manuals (standard operating procedures) for imaging acquisition and quantitation that are specific to each clinical trial. The SOPs will be kept current and implemented and updated within the lab. The incumbent will also be responsible for training and supervising on-site sonographers, as well as sonographers at collaborating sites to ensure adherence to protocol and the acquisition of the highest quality images. The incumbent will liaise with vendors, study coordinators and investigators on a regular basis to maintain efficient workflow and resolve any and all queries and questions in a timely and efficient manner. The incumbent will be of highly skilled at the acquisition and quantitation of highly specialized studies utilizing 2-D, 3-D echo and Doppler studies. The incumbent will also be responsible for the organization of research lab work flow and have additional administrative tasks such as patient/research subject scheduling and billing. The Technical Director will supervise the research sonographer staff, and oversee the operation and maintenance of the core lab equipment. We seek an intellectually motivated individual who is interested in developing a strong mentored career in academic clinical and translational cardiovascular ultrasound. The Technical Director will be exposed to state-of-the-art ultrasound techniques for the assessment of cardiovascular physiology and will be knowledgeable of scientific quantifications of images and physiologic assessments, with expertise in new techniques. Most importantly, the Technical Director must have the highest standards for excellence in image quality, rigor, reproducibility and attention to detail with strong leadership qualities. Opportunities for authorship of scientific manuscripts and presentation of research results in scientific meetings will be provided.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 5 to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Certification as a Cardiac Ultrasound Technician required.

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