Database Administrator/Research Analyst, Wharton Real Estate Center University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania 903 reviews

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.

Posted Job Title

Database Administrator/Research Analyst, Wharton Real Estate Center

Job Profile Title

Database Administrator

Job Description Summary

The successful candidate will support faculty research in a number of areas within the Real Estate Center, including real estate, public policy, and urban economics. The selected candidate is expected to begin work in July 2021. Computer programming skills are necessary; ability to analyze data and write reports required. We anticipate that the successful candidate would work at the Center for up to two-three years, before going on to graduate programs or careers in real estate, finance, economics, or related disciplines. Independent thinking, a thorough understanding of economics, and self-motivation are highly valued in performing these functions.

Job Description

Job responsibilities include collecting, designing, implementing and maintaining moderately complex databases; using access methods, access time, device allocation, validation checks, reorganization and statistical methods. Perform a variety statistical and econometric analyses. Write research reports, and provide research-related programming support. Independent thinking, a thorough understanding of economics, and self-motivation are highly valued in performing these functions. Ability to analyze data requirements, maintain database dictionaries, and integration of systems through database design is essential. Must work proficiently in most phases of database management. Position is contingent upon continued funding.


BA/BS in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science or another closely related discipline and 1-2 years of experience is required or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Working Conditions

Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 50 lb. or less

Job Location – City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Wharton School

Pay Range

$42,953.00 – $113,435.00

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.

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