Research Coordinator, Psychology Department

Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 02, 2021
End of advertisement period
Apr 04, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 Description Summary

The University of Pennsylvania is looking for a full-time research coordinator. This full-time, two-year position entails project management, data management, advanced statistical analysis, and other responsibilities. This position is ideal for individuals who are planning to enter a Ph.D. program in psychological science or a related field.

Job Description


  • Develop data collection methods and strategies for data management.
  • Lead the development of research protocols that clearly describe research objectives and procedures necessary to test hypotheses.
  • Analyze data using sophisticated statistical techniques and statistical software including R and SPSS.
  • Design, create, and revise research instruments as necessary to ensure quality data that aligns with research objectives.
  • Ensure that projects are executed successfully and completed within time frames to meet research objectives.
  • Lead multiple data collection efforts by collaborating with several outside agencies and institutions.
  • Prepare funding proposals, technical reports, and manuscripts for publication.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


Bachelor's degree and one year of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. To effectively carry out these responsibilities, the research coordinator must understand advanced statistics and be able to execute statistical analysis using R (and ideally, other packages like SPSS, STATA, etc.), be able to create and administer surveys using Qualtrics, Prolific, and MTurk platforms, and must have the ability to clearly summarize this research in writing. The research coordinator must also be able to successfully coordinate multi-site research and must be able to function seamlessly in a team environment.  See for examples of research projects.

The anticipated start date for this position is summer 2021.

Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis, beginning late January or early February.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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.