Research Director

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Pennsylvania United States
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 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.

Founded through the generosity and vision of publisher, diplomat, and philanthropist Walter Annenberg, the Annenberg School is devoted to furthering our understanding of the role of communication in public life through research, education, and service.

The Research Director will supervise and carry out a set of social scientific research on the effects of advertising about modified risk tobacco products under the direction of the PI, funded by the FDA. Responsible for high-level coordination and supervision of all aspects of research. Collaborate on research approaches and methodologies. Work in close collaboration with PIs, co-PIs, and subcontractors. Collaborate with graduate research assistants and postdoctoral fellows. Initiate, draft and oversee IRB submissions and reviews. Supervise the work of subcontractors and ensure timely execution of deliverables. Supervise undergraduate research assistants. Collaborate on and contribute to study questionnaire development. Undertake sophisticated data analysis. Present study research and co-author papers.

Position is contingent upon continued grant funding. Position is currently funded through September 30, 2021.

Ph.D. in Communication, Psychology, Sociology, or related field required; ABD considered; minimum 2 years’ experience in related research required; strong statistical and writing skills; good organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work with other research professionals; background in health communication, or public health with an emphasis in communication preferred.

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.