Research Project Manager A

Pennsylvania United States
19 Nov 2018
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19 Jan 2019
Contract Type
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.

School/Center Overview

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 Research Project Manager A is responsible for the successful planning, management and execution of study operations for multiple research trials. Working within the department of Health Policy, the P.M. will function as the day-to-day manager of the research projects including overseeing the development of study protocols, coordinating regulatory approval from the institutional review board and external agencies participating in the research, organizing study data collection, overseeing the budgets/grant expenditures/cash flow, executing subcontracts; monitoring progress and timelines, preparing materials for interim reports, contributing to manuscript preparation and presentation; and coordinating and scheduling internal and external meetings.


BA/BS in a health-related field and 3-5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree in a health-related field preferred. Must have interest in health policy research, particularly focused on smoking cessation and substance use disorder; strong organizational skills; experience carrying out behavioral and/or economic research a plus; qualitative research experience a plus; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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.

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