Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
07 May 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
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.

At Penn GSE, staff, students, and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. The community in this top-ranked school is united in its efforts to create positive change through education in our region, country, and world.

The position has primary project management responsibility on multiple large, complex research studies related to early childhood and cost analysis. Duties include coordinating all research activities according to project timelines and goals; planning and participating in project meetings; maintaining project databases; communicating with funders, IRB, research participants, and collaborators; assisting researchers with all stages of research and writing. The job will involve collection of field data through interviewing, classroom observation, and other techniques, and will entail assisting in some research activities, including design of data collection instruments, conducting analyses and report writing.

This position will require limited travel. This position has an established end date of 01/31/2020. This position is contingent upon continued funding.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s degree preferred. Experience in early care and education environments strongly preferred. Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills are necessary. Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis desirable. Must be proficient using Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.).

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.