Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27074
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DE-Dermatology
Posted to the Web 02/15/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 028
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 Dermatology Department Associate Director of Basic Research works closely with the Vice Chair of Basic Research to provide administrative, operational and scientific/technical support to the Skin Biology Disease and Resource-based Center. Helps to develop strategic initiatives and write/execute proposals and project plans for multi-investigator projects, directs the organization and implementation of annual research retreats and symposia, and assists with the coordination of high level activities within the Center such as recruitment of faculty, seminar series speakers, journal clubs, pilot grants, etc. The Associate Director will assist Vice Chairs in maintaining information needed for T32 training grant and SBDRC grant renewals, and assists in authoring key sections of non-competitive and competitive renewals. Serves as liaison with PIs and Derm IT group regarding database and web page design and content updates related to the T32 training grant, the SBDRC grant, and the academic web site.
Working under the direction of the Director of Research Operations, the Associate Director is also responsible for supporting efforts related to biorepository and collection/storage of samples, including development/approval of IRBs and Databases for appropriate handling of Protected Health Information (PHI), consenting/collection of samples, and coordination of Material Transfer Agreements as needed. The incumbent will organize communications for the research labs and oversee the general, day to day operations of the research labs, supporting utilization and assignment of space, purchasing and implementation of new equipment, and ensuring compliance with university, state and federal research lab protocols, standards and guidelines. The Associate Director will oversee issue resolution for basic research equipment and facilities, and work with administrative and faculty leaders to plan and implement lab-related moves and renovations as well as efforts to optimize utilization of existing space. S/he will assist Department Leadership in planning new equipment purchases and orient new personnel to ensure proper operation of equipment and use of PPE.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years to 7 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Additional years of experience or advanced degree is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills, as well as strong planning, organization and independent decision-making capabilities.

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.

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