Section Research Project Manager

Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 05, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jan 04, 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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

Supervisor, Clinical Research Coordinator

Job Description Summary

As part of the Department of Psychiatry, the Neurodevelopment & Psychosis Section and the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) are devoted to the study of brain and behavior throughout the lifespan. The Section Research Project Manager will assist the Section Director, Program Directors, Investigators and Trainees, in attaining the research goals and managing the research across teams in all aspects of the research.

Job Description

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.

Section Research Project Manager

The Neurodevelopment & Psychosis Section is recruiting for a new Section Research Project Manager for neurodevelopmental and biomarker studies. The research program includes multiple projects integrating brain behavior, genomics and biomarkers, with emphasis on youth and psychosis. The Section Research Project Manager will assist the Section Director, Program Directors, Investigators and Trainees in attaining the research goals and managing the research teams in all  aspects of the research. These include preparation of NIH and IRB progress reports, personnel and timeline management, anticipating and providing resources and bringing overall cohesiveness to the programs. The Section Research Manager will work closely with faculty and trainees overseeing projects’ implementation, monitoring progress in enrollment, and integration with bioinformatics.


Bachelor's degree (master’s degree or PhD preferred) in a biomedical or behavioral field and 5-7 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. An established track record of experience working with diverse psychiatric populations and integrating multiple measures (e.g. clinical, cognitive, neuroimaging, inflammatory, genomic). Superb organizational skills, communication skills and multi-tasking are necessary for this position as well as strong computer skills and database interface.

Background check required. Must pass Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment. Position contingent on funding.

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room; MRI scanner, Requires extensive safety training

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

Affirmative Action Statement

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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.