Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27150
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org SU-Surgery Administration
Posted to the Web 11/03/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade C
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:00am-5:00pm
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.


The Database Manager will design database systems to fully capture local and national outcomes data for the Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation. These systems will be used to develop transplant surgery outcomes programs for clinical and research purposes. Individual will have a interactive role with the research statistical staff in the Division. Responsibilities include designing, testing and delivering new system solutions to meet organizational needs; amending standard web user interfaces for data collection and management; querying databases to create reports and determine the accuracy of data entered; exporting/importing data between different sources; performing statistical analyses and statistical programming using SAS, Stata, and other tools; learning and applying new statistical techniques for existing projects or proposals; supporting the writing of manuscripts for peer reviewed journals communicating with staff for ongoing project management; training users of various database systems; develop and support the school’s websites, applications, and databases. Design and develop innovative solutions to streamline workflows and provide development support for future projects working in collaboration with the PI. Build and maintain strategic, high-level relationships across the School and University to leverage resources and maintain knowledge of new or emerging technologies and solutions.


The minimum of Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience in database management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. An MSc or PhD in Life-Science or computation related discipline, preferred.
This person should have proven experience in the design of complex data systems for the analysis of medical outcomes.

* Strong data science background, and excellent writing skills.
* Must exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Must have strong organizational skills and pay close attention to details, and the ability to manage multiple projects.
* Demonstrated knowledge and programming experience in MySQL, is desired.
* Proficiency in STATA, SAS, and SQL or a similar statistical package and database applications is required
* Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office applications, e.g. Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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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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