Application Developer C

Pennsylvania, United States
20 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

Job Profile Title

Application Developer C  

Job Description Summary

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.  

Job Description

Primary responsibility will include maintaining and updating a medical research database, the Integrated Neurodegenerative Disease Database (INDD). This includes web-application development in ASP.NET along with data management and database administration using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. Overseeing and coordinating efforts in data collection, data entry, reporting, sharing, and quality control of the medical research data. The secondary responsibility is to supervise other IT specialist(s) in our group by providing technical guidance and monitoring IT progress. The third responsibility is to integrate and harmonize imaging data, genetics data, and other big data with INDD data. The fourth responsibility is to perform basic statistical and bioinformatics analyses of big data to support the research of senior staff and faculty. The fifth responsibility is to perform various IT-related projects as assigned.

This position is contingent on funding.


BA/BS with at least 2-3 years’ experience; master degree and 4 years’ experience preferred in a computational (e.g., Computer Science, Bioinformatics) or biological (e.g., Biology, Neuroscience, Genomics) field or equivalent experience. Web-based applications experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, and one of the web-development languages (i.e. PHP, JSP, ASP) and a working knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS). Previous experience of handling of imaging data, next-generation sequencing and/or SNP genotyping data optional but preferred. Familiarity with clinical research or clinical trials a plus.

Must possess good organizational and time management skills, good written and verbal communications skills; ability to work independently and with others; be able to multi-task. Willingness to learn and keep current with technology and the rules and regulations involving clinical research a must.

Working Conditions

Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine  

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $138,391.00  

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.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs