Research Project Manager A

Pennsylvania, United States
05 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 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 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

With the guidance from the Principal Investigators in the CBICA group, the Research Project Manager A will take the role in managing the operations of projects, which includes budget development, preparation, review, edit and submission of sponsored program proposals, as well as the post award management of the center’s research grants awarded by the federal government, private foundations, internal Penn sources, subcontracts and others, ensuring all salaries and expenses are allocated appropriately. The incumbent will function in a lead capacity while overseeing existing project activities, submitting data agreement requests, supporting the implementation of new projects and meeting timelines involved in the progress reports submissions.

The research project manager will have regular contact with outside collaborators to manage the execution of agreements and subcontracts and will organize internal team meetings, creating the agendas, assist with planning and support of the center’s seminar series. He/She will also prepare and submit study protocols, renewals and modifications according to the needs of the sponsored research, as well as review and edit manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journal. The research project manager will also prepare and submit HR job requisitions and work with the PIs on the related hiring proposals. The successful candidate will also assist in various administrative issues, such as maintain Endnote database and PIs cv's, NIH biosketch and other support documents up to date via various university databases, as well as provide assistance to the researchers with visa documents and applications, reimbursements and orders for designated research projects. He/She will also perform simple website management and website content development, and document internal processes. 


  • Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team setting is required.
  • Must possess excellent project management skills, communication skills and organizational skills along with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel is required. Experience with PennERA, RIS, HSERA, Ben Buys, CONCUR, iPenn, BPP website and scheduling is preferred.

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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