Manager of Research Projects

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
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23 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.

A full-time Manager of Research Projects is being sought to develop and manage clinical research studies, laboratory correlative analyses, and database management within the Abramson Cancer Center Clinical Research Unit GI/Pancreatic Cancer Research Program. Studies focus on the diagnosis, detection, treatment, and personalized management of all stages of pancreatic cancer, to encompass translational components from bench to clinic, and back. Studies are clinical, including clinical trials, and translational, including collection and coordination of biospecimens comprising blood, circulating tumor cells, and tumor biopsies. Duties include the development of new studies along with the leaders of the PCRC, implementation of a structure in which these studies can be seamlessly activated and realized, oversight of clinical coordinators and research nurses, interaction with the many stakeholders in diverse departments across the Medical School and beyond, and initiation and maintenance of a clinical database. The appointee will manage the trajectory of these projects, facilitate regulatory approval of new and ongoing clinical studies, coordinate disparate clinical and translational researchers, facilitate communication amongst these researchers, and provide quarterly reports on their progress. This individual will also help oversee the budgeting process and maintain accountability.

A Masters degree and 3-5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Experience in clinical research, preferably within a medical-related area.

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.