Research Project Manager

Pennsylvania, United States
28 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
29 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.

The project manager will manage one or two substudies that follow-up on a large randomized controlled trial. The 4 year project is funded by NHLBI and is housed in the Division of General Internal Medicine. He/she will organize, plan, and oversee operations of one or two substudies, including participant recruitment, consenting, tracking, and disbursement of incentives. Critical aspects of the position will include development of substudy timelines and goals, allocation and tracking of resources to study participants, and ensuring high quality protocol implementation and data transfer and storage. The project manager will organize the pool of innovation reviewers so the review process is efficient and thorough. The project manager will collaborate with the study team in the co-authoring of research abstracts, manuscripts, posters, and slide presentations that result from the projects. Finally, he/she will be primarily responsible for managing all project regulatory documentation and IRB/funder correspondence and annual reports.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A Master’s Degree in a health sciences field is preferred. Prior experience with coordination of patient-related research projects in a university setting is particularly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and time management skills and will be extremely well organized and resourceful. The project manager must be analytically skilled, thrive in multi-tasking environments, and be a self- starter with a results orientation. The ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and quickly master the organizational tasks necessary to maintain efficient project operations is absolutely critical to this position. Strong PC skills in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word is required, and experience with MS/Access is strongly preferred. Experience with survey databases such as RedCap is a plus The project manager will interact with a variety of faculty members, and staff at Penn and Johns Hopkins University as well as more than 60 internal medicine training programs across the country, so strong interpersonal communication skills are essential. High accuracy, dependability, and attention to detail will be vital to success in the position. The project manager should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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.