Project Manager, Leonard Davis Institute

Pennsylvania, United States
24 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Jan 2021
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 Project Manager will provide oversight and progress management for LDI’s grant-funded portfolio of work through the implementation and execution of research, policy, and educational projects.

Job Description

Penn LDI’s mission is to catalyze and facilitate multidisciplinary research and educational programs, shaping and expanding the knowledge required to improve population health, the health care system, and health policy.

Responsibilities will include all non-financial aspects of grant management, including working with external sponsors, drafting grant narratives and budget justifications, maintaining complete and accurate records of all grant activities, generating reports, managing research assistants and consultants, coordinating project meetings, and ensuring adherence to grant timelines.  Responsibilities will also include negotiating data requests and agreements, IRB submissions, and developing, piloting, and implementing customized training modules in translation and dissemination (both asynchronous and in-person as applicable).

A master’s degree and 3-5 years of related experience is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience in grants and project management is required.  Familiarity with health care, health policy, population health and/or health services research is strongly preferred. The Project Manager must be detail oriented, excel at problem solving, have strong writing skills, excel at multi-tasking, and be a self-starter with a results orientation. The Project Manager will interact with a variety of faculty members, staff, and students throughout the University and external funders and individuals outside the University, so strong interpersonal communication skills are essential. The Project Manager should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

This position is contingent on funding

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Wharton School

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

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.