Manager Research Project A

Pennsylvania, United States
21 May 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2020
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.

Job Description Summary

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 is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, the Research Project Manager will take leadership role in drafting government-, foundation-, and industry-sponsored study protocols for the Institutional Review Board (IRB), drafting informed consent forms associated with these protocols, updating IRB protocols, and cultivating close relationships with collaborating departments and centers at Penn and with community partner organizations.  Will help coordinate complex projects conducted with collaborators both internal and external to Penn. Will help develop the team's social media strategy and will organize and lead community presentations such as caregiver conferences. Will help ensure that studies/research are conducted safely and according to protocol, provide input to the team conducting study/interventions and collaborate with peers from other Universities and funding agencies. Will help coordinate grant applications and interact with funding administrators and the University and Department Business Offices.  Will play a primary role in introducing and orienting new staff to the Center.

The successful candidate will be responsible for regulatory activities in an active translational research center with NIH, foundation, and clinical trial support to study patients with early-onset neurodegenerative disease. The successful candidate will lead management of social media, Center website, introduce and orient new staff to the Center, and coordinate semi-annual events for patient caregivers


Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

Working Conditions

Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less; Typically standing or walking; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

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.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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