Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27417
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org PA-Pathology Bioresource
Posted to the Web 11/20/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade B
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9-5pm
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.


This position will support the information technology needs of the Pathology Core facilities. The primary assignment will be the maintenance of a complex database that currently facilitates all aspects of the Cores’ responsibilities, including tracking clients and their data, enabling billing and collections, managing workflows, recording research publications developed with Core assistance, and planning for new Core services. This position will assist PBR IT team in the development of new tools needed by core facility directors and technical directors for reporting functions, as well as tools for day-to-day business management. A key secondary function will be to troubleshoot incidental problems/bugs as they arise. This position requires extensive knowledge of Oracle, LAMP, Javascript, and basic HTML. In addition to his/her core duties, the Programmer/Analyst will play a key role in the transition of Path BioResource Cores to the School of Medicine LIMS system (iLabs), which will involve coordinating and collaborating with a diverse technical team outside of the Department. A general understanding of medical research laboratories is also helpful.


BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline and 1 year of experience with database design, programming and/or analysis, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required; extensive background in practical applications of internet web design; familiarity with Oracle 8/9, LAMP, javascript, basic HTML. Familiarity with Integrated Development Environments (e.g. NetBeans, Eclipse) and source code revision control systems (e.g. CVS, Subversion, Git) is helpful. Familiarity with dev/test/prod software release discipline is a plus.

Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be team-oriented and be able to balance multiple projects. This position requires the ability to work independently in terms of database maintenance. The candidate may need to help assess the technological needs of a diverse client base and advise Core Directors regarding technological applications. Thus, the ideal candidate would be able to translate issues regarding appropriate technologies in terms applicable to researchers. This candidate should also have the background to understand the financial side of Core operations, including service center cost recovery, expenditures and budgeting.

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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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