Technology Leader

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
27 May 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2019
Ref
51-32159
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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    

Established in 1878, Penn Dental Medicine is among the oldest university-affiliated dental schools in the nation. Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) is on a mission to provide the highest quality clinical and research environment for students while shaping the future of care. Join Penn Dental Medicine to live that mission every day by supporting the research and clinical needs of our patients, students, faculty, staff, and community. With PDM, not only can you maximize your career potential at an Ivy League Institution, but you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and students. http://www.dental.upenn.edu/

Duties    

  • The CAD/CAM Laboratory Technology Leader is responsible for planning, designing and directing a state-of-the-art CAD/CAM Laboratory for the School of Dental Medicine. The laboratory has a focus on CAD/CAM-laboratory based systems and implant restorations. The CAD/CAM Laboratory Technology Leader oversees the entire operation. He/she therefore has an international understanding and deep knowledge of the latest developments in digital technologies. He/she will also review und recommend university/school/laboratory objectives, evaluate new approaches to problem solving and assess changing facts and conditions.
  • The CAD/CAM Laboratory Technology Leader has an education and detailed skills in traditional and digital approaches to handle and understand all aspects of restorative dentistry. He/she will evaluate, design and develop new digital workflows for all areas of dental technology and will implement it in the daily operation for the School of Dental Medicine. 
  • The position is responsible for bringing the latest CAD/CAM-equipment to the School of Dental Medicine. The CAD/CAM Laboratory Technology Leader is in close contact with the Department of Development and Alumni Relations for guidance, recommendations and support in order to get donations for the latest digital equipment and technology. Beneficiaries of this approach are all departments of the school. They will have the opportunity to implement and use new digital workflows for their specific needs. The CAD/CAM Laboratory Technology Leader is responsible for operating and maintaining all digital equipment in the laboratory up to manufacturers recommendations. 
  • The CAD/CAM Laboratory Technology Leader is responsible for training faculty and residents on the latest 3D designing software and tools. He/she develops courses and is supporting and training residents and faculty in digital case set-ups for complex implant restorations. Furthermore, he/she is producing comprehensive and advanced cases for residents of the specialty programs of the dental school. In addition, he/she documents cases for publications and case presentations and possible research projects. He/she also works on complex cases for outside clients to bring additional money to the school and strengthen the laboratory’s/school’s reputation. 
  • The CAD/CAM Laboratory Technology Leader will develop research set ups for new digital approaches, is familiar with operating professional 3D designing software, writes research protocols and is conducting independent material research for the latest materials in digital dentistry. He/she collaborates with other research institutions of the University of Pennsylvania. He/she will write scientific publications and case presentations about the latest findings and developments in digital dentistry.

Qualifications    

  • BA/BS; 5 years of dental technology, dental machinist, or related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in manufacturing ceramic dental restorations, including crowns, veneers, and frames; developing and maintaining mechanical dental equipment and systems; working with programmable controls, machine tools, and machining technology, using CAD/CAM and related design software; developing and testing specialized machine tool systems; and providing dental technology training to dentists and dental technicians.
  • Experience in a combination of engineering and leadership roles with proficiency in CAD / CAM / 3D and prior experience with tool design.
  • Skills and experience developing innovative / novel approaches to manufacturing challenges
  • Ability to take a directional concept and develop detailed requirements and a structured program around conceptual development, prove out, and application
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellence in use of Microsoft Office applications

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.