Research Project Manager

Pennsylvania, United States
06 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 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.

Project Manager for NIH-funded multi-year multi-center cohort study of patients with pulmonary vascular disease or advanced liver disease. The candidate will create and implement a strategic plan for the project, update and maintain the study’s manual of procedures, coordinate the operation of the UPenn and external Field Centers, and oversee the operations of participating external cores: cardiac imaging, laboratory core, and pulmonary function. He/she will be responsible for quality assurance and quality control, including training at Field Centers (requiring travel to the center), ongoing data monitoring, maintenance of staff certification at centers, and adherence to procedures. The candidate will oversee data and clinical coordinating activities, and abstract and manuscript processes in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.

The manager will ensure that all deliverables are completed, on time and within budget, including submission of progress reports and regulatory materials as required. A high level of independence, attention to detail, and strong communication skills are expected.

A BA/BS with at least 3-5 years of clinical trial/clinical research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Management and supervisory experience preferred. Effective problem solving abilities, effective communication and writing skills preferred. Proven ability to manage multiple projects required. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. Applicant must be able to appropriately prioritize, manage time effectively and exercise mature judgment. Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations essential. Position contingent upon funding.

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.