Manager of Research Projects B

Pennsylvania, United States
31 Oct 2018
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31 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Project Manager overseeing the implementation and conduct of a series of research projects focused on Tobacco Regulatory Science and Tobacco Control in the Biobehavioral Smoking Laboratory. In this capacity, the Project Manager will be responsible for: Drafting study protocols, informed consent forms, events tables, recruitment plans ; Oversee regulatory submissions, continuing reviews and annual reports (IRB, NIH, FDA) ; Develop/implement data safety monitoring plans ; Developing budget justifications, and other grant supporting material ; Recruit, train, supervise staff: allocate time across projects ; Assist in programming, administration and analyses for smoking topography laboratory tasks and eye tracking studies ; Assist in coordinating and administrative activities during start up of new U54 center grant. ; Contribute to strategic planning for future studies.

A Bachelor degree in health sciences, psychology, behavioral sciences, or related science and 5 years to 7 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience managing large research studies. A highly professional demeanor and well-developed professional speaking, writing, and presentation are essential. Previous experience supervising research staff is required as is experience drafting protocols, consents and related SOPs. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and multi-level tasks. Advanced knowledge of regulatory requirements and GCP required as is familiarity with FDA guidelines for reporting on regulatory focused research. Advanced knowledge of study design and data analysis also required.

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