Manager Research Project

Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 26 April 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.

Posted Job Title

Manager Research Project A/B

Job Profile Title

Manager Research Project A

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

The Research Project Manager A will assist with day to day management of a large multi-center cohort study and research consortium.  The Project Manager A will serve as the point of contact between ancillary studies investigators from multiple institutions and the review committee; reviewing ancillary research study proposals for completeness and possible scientific overlap with other proposals as well as assisting with preparation of documentation for grant submissions. This position will also assist with management of a pilot study funding program which includes solicitation of applications from the research community, communications with a large set of applicants and reviewers, management of a REDCap database and internal documentation as well as monitoring progress of funded applications. The Project Manager A will also manage the publications program for the research consortium, serving as the point of contact for submission of manuscript proposals from consortium investigators and acting as liaison between the proposal author, NIH representatives, and the study publications committees.  This position will review proposals to ensure adherence with consortium policies.  In addition to tracking the progress of manuscript development/submission, this position will effectively communicate decisions and recommendations to investigators, providing scientific rationale for the decisions.   The Project Manager A will organize and lead internal team meetings, creating the agendas, assist with planning and support for off-site meetings, and recording meeting minutes and action items.  This position will perform simple website management and website content development, and document internal processes.  Some travel is required. 

The Research Project Manager B will be responsible for the above duties as well as serving as the primary project manager for the ancillary studies program and pilot study funding program for the multi-center cohort study. The Research Project Manager B will perform all of the above duties with a greater level of independence and less direction from senior project management staff.        


  • Research Project Mgr A: Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Research Project Mgr B: Bachelor's Degree and 5 to 7 years of experience or Master's Degree and 3 to 5 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.


The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written.  The ability to work independently as well as in a team setting is required. Must possess excellent project management skills, communication skills and organizational skills along with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Powerpoint, Word, and Excel is required. Experience with REDCap databases is preferred.

Both positions are contingent on funding.

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less; Typically standing or walking; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

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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