Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27137
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org RA-Radiology
Posted to the Web 11/02/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade E
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8-5
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.


Develop and manage the data acquisition and data calibration software that are needed for a high-performance PET instrument.
Define scope of systems architecture and problems in a structured way: define the software problem with principal investigators and identifying key issues to develop code and implement into the system.
Deliver a consolidated architecture: creating well-defined software and system options; choose the optimal architecture, leveraging existing technology, establishment of milestones to implement code.
Ensure good and up to date documentation of the architecture and implementation; use methods & tools for a structured approach.
* Drive the accepted implementation of architecture; explain methods and convince other members of the team of the chosen approach.
* Perform validation and verification; work with other members of the team, including physicists and hardware engineers, to test the implementation of code.
Participate in the definition of System Requirements Specification, writes the functional requirement and specification for features, makes sure it is reviewed and approved.


A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering and 4 years of progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Objective C/C++ coding, Mac OS X, iOS, Linux.
Experience with nuclear medicine imaging, PET technology
Experience with data acquisition, data processing and tomographic image reconstruction methods
Experience with industry standards for software design and control processes
Leadership skills – will help build an engineering team
Team skills – will work with multi-disciplinary group of physicists, engineers, and physicians

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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.

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