Research Program Manager

Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
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11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

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.

We are seeking a project manager to support implementation of a HRSA-funded Center for Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care that is one of six Academic Unit – Primary Care Training and Enhancement sites nationally. The position will work with the PI and project team to manage the implementation of projects and deliverables, including development and implementation of research proposals, generating and submitting progress reports, and managing timelines. The project manager will also be responsible for stakeholder engagement including a ‘community of practice,’ a national advisory board, work groups, managing social media strategy, website maintenance, program evaluation, and dissemination.

A Master’s degree in public health, nursing, social work, epidemiological research, or related field, and 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination or education and experience are required. Organization, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are necessary to interact effectively with all research team members, as well as with members of the Penn community. All applicants must be able to demonstrate familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, statistical software, and web-based applications. This position is contingent on continued funding.

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.