Manager, Human Resources (Gene Therapy Program)

Job description

Job location: Translational Research Laboratories

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-17
Req: JR00029124
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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

Manager, Human Resources (Gene Therapy Program)

Job Profile Title

Manager D

Job Description Summary

The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.

The laboratory of Dr. Jim Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the “go-to” organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space. Currently, we are positioned to lead another round of vector innovation and establish pre-clinical and clinical proof-of-concept in therapeutic applications of in-vivo genome editing.

Continuation of all GTP positions is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

We are seeking an Manager, Human Resources to play a vital role in providing line management and direction to our Human Resources Operations team.

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Organizational Strategy & Operations, the Manager, Human Resources will manage a team responsible for all transactional activities related to the HR functions of on-boarding and off-boarding of staff, faculty, student and temporary workers. The Manager, Human Resources will perform and oversee routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compliant hiring, termination and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; HR related University & PSOM programs and more. Responsibilities also include supporting the Talent Acquisition and Talent Development teams to ensure all transactions related to compliance and proper documentation are completed both in WorkDay, Penn's system of record, as well as filed and documented appropriately in the GTP share drives. The Manager, Human Resources will be informed on all University of Pennsylvania and GTP/ODC-specific HR policies. This role must maintain awareness of all federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices to the Sr. Director, Organizational Strategy & Operations; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance. The Manager, Human Resources will be responsible for the administration and execution of all University & PSOM HR programs such as reclasses, salary increases, intro period reviews, annual and mid-year performance appraisals, merit increases, Penn's Way program and more.

This position will require partnership with multiple business offices including central recruiting, central compensation, employee solutions center, Office of Affirmative Action, Office of Information Systems & Computing, Penn Global Services, Penn’s Postdoctoral Program, Penn’s Environmental & Occupational Health programs, Penn’s Learning & Development programs, and others.

Joining the Gene Therapy Program and Orphan Disease Center offers professionals with the unique opportunity to provide support services for staff and activities that could lead to cures for devastating diseases.

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: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time