Manager Research Project A

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Sep 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.

Job Description

  • This position will manage multiple inpatient/L&D projects for the MFMU Network site at Penn under the supervision of the Nurse Coordinator. The individual will provide oversight of clinical trials and clinical research personnel. This will require training of clinical staff, regulatory documentation, monitoring of patients in studies, interaction with the PIs, as well as the management of multiple studies simultaneously. The MFMU Network research team at Penn has expanded over the past year from three to five staff members (the Nurse Coordinator, two research nurses, and two coordinators), and as clinical research activities re-open following the COVID-19 pandemic, the network site will expand from five to seven active studies, including six clinical trials. One of the new clinical trials (PACT) funded by the NIH’s HEAL initiative, is focused on individualized counseling by research nurses for opioid management following cesarean delivery. This study has an aggressive timeline and will require approximately 75% effort by the two research nurses and approximately 50 percent effort by the Nurse Coordinator. The Project Manager will replace one research coordinator, supervise a research coordinator, and supervise the activities of the two research nurses outside the PACT trial.

This position is contingent on funding.


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

Working Conditions

Office, Hospital, computer room, library

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25--50 lb. or less; Typically standing or walking; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping; alternative work schedules; on-call (beeper)

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.