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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-26538
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org RA-Radiology
Posted to the Web 11/13/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade B
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.


CBICA is seeking an intermediate Linux system administrator to support researchers in biomedical image analysis. You can make a direct contribution to medical and scientific research by helping maintain and improve the Center’s growing HPC facility, all while working with smart people in a great environment.

Duties and Responsibilities
* Build, install, document, and maintain Linux servers, network devices, storage arrays and other core components
* Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems
* Provide system and application support to clinical, research, and application development users
* Create scripts and tools to automate system and operational processes
* Help determine and implement policies and procedures for all phases of system operation
* Administer and support Windows and Mac OS devices.


The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 2 years of full-time professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Strong, progressively responsible experience is highly preferred.

Required Skills
* Linux System Administration (RHEL-based)
* Linux scripting (BASH)
* Ability to automate solutions to repetitive problems/tasks
* Strong troubleshooting skills leading toward root-cause analysis and practical issue resolution
* Ability to communicate effectively with investigators and staff with a wide range of technical knowledge; capable of training users in applications and Linux fundamentals and writing basic documentation

Preferred Skills
* Perl, Python, C++
* Experience with automated provisioning/configuration management (Puppet preferred)
* HPC configuration and operation (SGE preferred)
* HA cluster experience (RHCS preferred)
* Enterprise storage and FC SAN experience
* Experience with clustered filesystems (GPFS preferred)
* Windows and Mac OS X administration, automation, and support

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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    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
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    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

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