University of Pennsylvania ASSISTANT MANAGER RESEARCH FACILITIES in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-30377


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org CB-Cancer Biology

Posted to the Web 11/09/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 026

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Months 12

Position Length Ongoing

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.


Reporting to the Manager for Research Facility and Lab Support Services (RF), assist with oversight of daily operations and services as outlined in support of labs in the Department of Cancer Biology, the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute and collaborating laboratories in the Biomedical Research Building. Oversee biomedical facility and laboratory conditions, manage and maintain shared research equipment and supervise sterilization processing facility. Develop and implement policies and procedures related to gaining efficiencies as well as training and professional development of staff. Work collaboratively with manager in project management with regard to laboratory relocations, coordination of utilities, placement of resources. Analyze and report on metrics to ensure adherence to budget targets, identify opportunities for cost savings, ensure contract adherence with vendors, etc.. Share 24/7/365 on-call and emergency response responsibilities interchangeably with Manager. Oversee support team members including performance appraisals, assignment of duties, recommending efficiency improvements, etc. Oversee environmental monitoring installation, serving as primary point of contact between vendor and Penn constituents for this University-wide contract supplier; provide training, interface with vendor helpdesk, etc. The position requires proficient analytical and computer skills to identify and resolve diverse problems. Requires strong mechanical and critical thinking abilities to resolve complex issues in a multifaceted scientific environment.


Associate’s degree and 3-5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Advanced technical training preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as part of a group. Experienced in collaborating and establishing working relationships with senior leadership, faculty and staff in a diverse and dynamic environment. Highly developed management and organizational skills with an ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously and independently in a fast-paced environment. Must have exceptional interpersonal, communication (oral and written) skills and be able to exercise confidentiality with professionalism, poise, tact and diplomacy. Advanced mechanical ability and close attention to detail. Proven critical thinking and problem solving skills. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft applications required. Ability to cover routine 24/7/365 emergency response duties.

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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