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Reference Number 06-32096 Posted Job Title RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER A School Name School of Nursing Org Biobehavioral and Health Sciences Posted to the Web 05/24/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade 027 Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 8 am - 5 pm Months 12 Position Length Contingent Upon Funding Position End Date 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.

School/Center Overview

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is dedicated to changing the world through leadership in the science and practice of nursing since 1886. We were the first to offer an Ivy League nursing education for all three professional nursing degrees – baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral. The research we conduct defines the course of healthcare practice around the globe. Our students learn from the foremost leaders in nursing science. We offer a unique work environment for our employees who are inspired to be part of an organization that ‘Cares to Change the World’. Join us to become part of a vibrant community of outstanding scholars, highly talented staff and the best and the brightest students.


Provides overall daily management of a large, National Institutes of Health funded, multi-year research project focusing on how adherence to prescribed medications for pain and self-manager of symptoms relate to a range of patient and health system outcomes for patients with cancer receiving at the outpatient cancer centers within the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The Project Manager will work in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator, the research team, internal School of Nursing resources, and the Safety Monitoring Committee to monitor all aspects of the program; supervise project staff, oversee protocol fidelity, plan meetings, and work with the Institutional Review Board. Coordinates subject screening, recruitment, and data collection; oversees and supports research assistant staff tasked with obtaining informed consent; conducting interviews and follow-up. Oversees and manages data for the research project. Coordinates and conducts quality control and compliance in keeping with study protocols. Prepares financial, regulatory and technical progress reports; prepares data summaries; drafts articles for publication.


Bachelor’s degree required in health-related field with 3 years of progressively responsible experience or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred. Strong research project management background. Prior experience managing grants, specially large research project, e.g. NIH study. An in-depth knowledge of research design and the grant proposal process required. Prior Penn research management experience desired. Strong oral and written communication skills required. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels in a fast-paced environment using sound judgment and organizational savvy. Comfort with technology is essential.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with initiative and a results-orientation. Must be a collaborative team player with the ability to work both independently and as part of a research team in partnership with PI. Excellent communication skills are essential. Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines essential. Strong PC related skills in MS Office and related database management. Prior supervisory experience needed. Preferred candidate will own or have access to a car for local travel; a valid driver’s license required.

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.

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Posted: 5/25/2019
Application Due: 6/11/2019
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