Research Coordinator

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

Posted Job Title

Research Coordinator

Job Profile Title

Research Coordinator

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

The Research Coordinator will support the research activities of the Principal Investigator in the study of health policy and the regulation of biomedical technologies, precision medicine, and physician-industry relationships. Primary responsibilities include identifying data sources, compiling data, and preparing data for analyses using statistical software. Other supporting responsibilities include conducting literature searches, drafting literature reviews, assisting with manuscript preparation, and assisting with grant and IRB submissions.


  • Bachelor's Degree with 1-2 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • We are looking for someone with excellent organizational skills, quantitative skills, attention to detail, oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated facility with SAS, Stata, or R. 1-2 years of research experience is required. All majors are welcome to apply, but applicants with economics, quantitative policy, statistics, or programming background with an interest in health would be the best fit for this position.
  • In addition to a cover letter describing relevant qualifications, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts and a writing sample are requested. The writing sample should be sole-authored and should be at least 10 double-spaced (5 single-spaced) pages.

This position is contingent on funding.

Working Conditions

Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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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