Job description

Duties: The Assistant Director of the Perelman School of Medicine's (PSOM) new Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center will provide administrative support for research operations and grant proposals. The mission of the PAIR Center is to generate high-quality evidence to advance healthcare policies and practices that improve the lives of all people affected by serious illness. PAIR Center initiatives include the Fostering Improvement in End-of-Life Decision Science (FIELDS) Program, the Acute Care Health Services Research Group, pilot grants that support new investigators as well as interdisciplinary science involving investigators from Penn Medicine and throughout the University of Pennsylvania that are relevant to the PAIR Center mission, as well as the education of trainees and students interested in research to improve care for patients with serious illness.
As a member of the PAIR Center leadership team, the Assistant Director of the PAIR Center will be responsible for independently overseeing the day-to-day management of research projects, including multi-site clinical trials within the University of Pennsylvania Health System and other partnering health systems and will be involved in the implementation and sustainability of several large trials. He/she will be responsible for ensuring that PAIR studies are within scope and budget and that deliverables and reports are met on time to funding bodies. As the leader of the project management team, the Assistant Director will be responsible for consulting with and providing guidance to faculty, trainees and staff on preparation of IRB/regulatory requirements; negotiating and preparing data agreements; refining study processes and procedures and disseminating best practices to the research team. He/she will advise Center leadership on the most effective way to deploy staff and resources and be responsible for hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating project managers and research coordinators to carry out prospective study interventions. He/she will be responsible for driving the administration and budgetary components of grant proposals to NIH, PCORI, and foundations. This position reports directly to the Director of Administration and Finance for the PAIR Center. This position reports directly to the Director of Administration and Finance for the PAIR Center. This person will be instrumental in seeking out funding opportunities (searching for foundations whose missions align with ours, reviewing RFAs from government and other sponsors). He or she will devise strategies for grant writing, write sections of grants and review grants prior to submission.

Qualifications: Master's degree and 5-7 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, preferably in an academic medicine environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Experience overseeing and planning budgets is required
Experience writing grant proposals and budgets is required
Previous experience supervising multiple staff is required

Personal Characteristics of the ideal candidate
* A person of integrity and accountability with a personal style that builds and nurtures relationships based on trust, honesty, reliability, openness and confidence.
* A high command of independent judgment
* A prepared individual who runs effective meetings, has strong organizational skills, high competence in communication, and excellent follow-through
* Ability to navigate complex organizations and interact and negotiate with stakeholders expertly and effectively.
* Ability to critically analyze data, anticipate problems, and with a superior attention to detail
* High level of enthusiasm and personal credibility, coupled with an appropriate sense of humor

Reference Number: 40-25777

Salary Grade: 029

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center

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.

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research




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Posted: 5/26/2017
Application Due: 5/26/2018
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