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University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 5056778
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Technology Integration Specialist (Department of Dermatology)

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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

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.

Posted Job Title
Technology Integration Specialist (Department of Dermatology)

Job Profile Title
Business Systems Analyst

Job Description Summary
This position will report to the Associate Director of Basic Research to support essential technical and operational needs for the Department of Dermatology, including department-level programs such as the NIH-funded Penn Skin Biology and Disease Resource-based Center (SBDRC), its core services, and the Penn Dermatology T32 Training Grant. The position will provide technical expertise and application support to effectively integrate technological resources to streamline services, reporting, communications, and research operations. The incumbent will create and manage REDCap projects
to collect data for the SBDRC, T32, research, grants, and administration projects. They will also work with stakeholders to streamline reporting from REDCap. They will provide training to administrative and research staff in how to effectively utilize the REDCap platform to streamline operations. The Technology Integration Specialist will also work to develop and maintain research-related websites, including those for the SBDRC, T32 Training Grant and individual lab websites. Working directly with SBDRC and T32 leadership and individual faculty for content, this position will liaise with DermIT to
ensure sites are compliant and integrated with the family of dermatology websites. The incumbent will also explore and implement new technological interfaces to support research operations, such as establishing online equipment scheduling capabilities, implementing cloud-based equipment monitoring, working with PMACS/DART to migrate computer-based research equipment to the PSOM network, and coordinating with DermIT to facilitate technological needs of clinical-basic research joint initiatives. The incumbent will be a member of the SBDRC and T32 administrative committees and participate in research faculty meetings, where they will work with leadership to develop and
implement evolving technologies to improve operational workflows.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

1. Provide REDCap expertise to support operations for the basic research, research core, administrative, and finance teams within the Department of Dermatology.
  • Create and maintain instruments of varying complexity, from simple surveys to multifaceted projects such as ordering and billing systems.
  • Set up automatic reports and project dashboards, for data analysis and visualization.
  • Work with the Training Program leadership to implement the flight-tracker a REDCap module designed for managing trainee and faculty progression.
  • Provide training in use of REDCap to all stakeholders in various groups ;train key personal in how to utilize REDCap to generate simple data collection surveys to improve efficiency of recurring data collections (e.g. publications, awards and professional achievements, etc.).

2. Coordinate with DermIT webmaster and researchers to provide WordPress support for departmental, core, and faculty lab websites.
  • Provide technological expertise to create layouts and incorporate content on departmental SBDRC, T32 Training program, and Research labs websites using WordPress.
  • Work with DermIT website administrators to request structural and utility updates necessary to create functional and current webpages.
  • Routinely monitor sites and after system-wide updates to ensure continued

3. Investigate new technological resources and coordinate integration of new platforms and utilities.
  • Support research operational needs that are constantly evolving due to technological advances and require constant maintenance of existing infrastructure and implementation of new hardware and software platforms.
  • Coordinate department-level technology-driven initiatives, including freezer monitoring by a cloud-based system, online scheduling applications for departmental equipment, sample/specimen tracking, electronic laboratory notebooks, and other projects as they arise.
  • Work as a liaison with PMACS/DART to bring departmental and lab equipment up to standards for network configuration and access.
  • Coordinate with DermIT on special projects to use technological resources to improve joint endeavors between the basic research and clinical divisions within the department.
  • As a member of the administrative committees for the SBDRC and T32 Training programs, research and provide expert opinion on new technologies

4. Perform additional duties as assigned


Bachelor of Science and 2 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$51,824.00 - $80,000.00 Annual Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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