Associate Director of Research Operations

Job description

Job location: HUP-Gates3

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-08-31
Req: JR00022871
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

Associate Director of Research Operations

Job Profile Title

Associate Director D

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

The Department of Neurology is seeking an individual with outstanding grants management skills and experience to independently provide pre- and post- award research and financial administration to the cognitive and clinical neuroscience investigators. The successful candidate will provide pre- and post-award research and financial administration support for Neurology investigators. Will supervise one to two grant coordinators. Specific responsibilities include proposal preparation, budget development, subcontract setup and monitoring, effort allocation and payroll, transaction approval and monitoring, reporting, and general business services. This position reports to the Administrative and Financial Officer (AFO) within the Department and has a dotted reporting line to the PSOM Office of Research Support Services.


A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or other business field and at least 5-7 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required, along with experience in general accounting practices, sponsor projects, pre award and post award management. Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills and abilities to work under pressure of deadlines and with attention to detail are required. Knowledge of sponsored program guidelines, policies and procedures for federally supported research is also required. Experience with PennERA, BEN Financials, Workday, Business Objects, and University guidelines/policy is strongly preferred.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

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.




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Posted: 9/1/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2020
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