Research Project Manager

Pennsylvania, United States
10 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2019
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.

This position assists the CCI Associate Director for Translational Sciences Operations with the translational, regulatory, and operational aspects for the initiation, conduct, oversight, and data analysis of cell and gene therapy clinical trials. These trials include first in humans through Phase II clinical development in collaboration with industry partners or otherwise. The Scientific Program Manager will work in a highly cross-functional environment and will interact with clinical personnel for the development of clinical protocols and other regulatory documents. The Scientific Program Manager will also interact with CCI laboratories and cell therapy manufacturing facility for completion of human samples analysis. The Scientific Program Manager will provide project specific leadership, direction to drive trial timelines, and participate in the management of intellectual property. This position will manage the CCI’s relationship with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and potentially other foundations or bio-pharmaceutical companies. Lastly, the Scientific Program Manager will participate in budget management, planning and reporting for specific projects assigned to the position.

A Master’s Degree or more and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Concentration on immunology or oncology preferred
The successful candidate will have knowledge in the field of cell and gene therapy and will be familiar with early-stage clinical trial design.
Strong interpersonal skills are a must and candidate should be comfortable giving scientific presentations to a scientifically diverse audience.
The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as citation software (EndNote preferred) and data analysis/presentation programs (i.e. GraphPad).

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.