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Executive Administration

Center for Study & Treatment of Castleman & Inflammatory Lymphadenopathies (CSTL), University of Pennsylvania

We are seeking an Executive Administrator to play a vital role in advancing progress in the fight against Castleman disease by providing administrative and operational support to Dr. David Fajgenbaum and the Center for Study & Treatment of Castleman & Inflammatory Lymphadenopathies (CSTL) leadership team at the University of Pennsylvania.

High Level Overview

Providing comprehensive administrative support to Dr. Fajgenbaum as well as the CSTL team to promote scientific breakthroughs by facilitating a culture of high performance and conducting a diverse set of supportive duties.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate manages multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining the integrity of the details to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Enters the position with sufficient experience in judgment, and self-confidence to enable him/her to act independently in the absence of direction related to setting priorities and on-the-spot decisions. Strong interpersonal skills, collaboration, team-mindset, and diplomacy are a plus!


  • Administrative Support Coordinating complex meeting and travel schedules as well as processing all expenses; arranging internal meetings with the CSTL leadership team, preparing agendas and taking minutes
  • Communication Managing all correspondence (phone, email, mail) and acting as the liaison with external and internal constituencies (researchers, physicians, patients, loved ones) on behalf of Dr. Fajgenbaum, keeping them apprised of issues and action items
  • Presentations Preparing and formatting with a high level of accuracy on behalf of Dr. Fajgenbaum, ensuring that all correspondence and other written materials and presentations are prepared in a timely fashion
  • Castleman Disease Community Support – coordinating special events (patient meetings, physician workshops); managing patient data records and files in support of CSTL overall research mission using initiative and sound judgment; supporting interviewing and hiring of new Center personnel


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Prior experience in administrative support (medical or university experience preferred)
  • Proficient in Apple and Microsoft Suite of Products PC
  • Skills: organization, written and verbal communications

Email if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity.


Biomedical Leadership Fellow @ University of Pennsylvania

Sponsored by HealthX and the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN)

The CDCN is looking for an entrepreneurial medical student to take a year-out between MS3 and MS4 to serve as the 2020-2021 Biomedical Leadership Fellow (BLF)/”Chief of Staff” to help translate promising research into life-saving therapeutics. The Fellowship winner will work directly with Penn Med Assistant Professor and alum Dr. David Fajgenbaum on all aspects of their leadership, project management, and translational work. They will work with expert researchers and physicians, pharmaceutical companies, foundations like the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Castleman disease patients and volunteers who all share a common goal of better understanding and curing Castleman disease. The BLF will likely publish one or more papers that help to uncover insights into Castleman disease, immunology, and oncology as well as investigate ways to improve rare disease/biomedical research on a systems-level. The skills gained from this fellowship are highly transferable to any career choice or field of specialty. Learn more and apply here.

  • Total stipend for one year: $32,000
  • Only Penn Med students are eligible to apply
  • Start date: Flexible—Start date anytime between January 2020-September 2020
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until September 2020; early applications strongly preferred
  • Learn more about the CDCN
  • Learn more about the Biomedical Leadership Fellowship
  • Apply here; please make sure to review the information here before applying


Volunteer Opportunities

The CDCN is comprised of physicians, researchers, patients, loved ones, and medical students. Our organization would not be successful without the hard work and dedication from so many people who volunteer their time to help us take down this disease. If you are passionate about Castleman disease, and want to help us advance our life saving research by joining our team, please fill out the survey.

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