Manager Research Project B

Job description

Job location: 3535 Market

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-23
Req: JR00029094
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Posted Job Title

Manager Research Project B

Job Profile Title

Manager Research Project B

Job Description Summary

We are the ARCH Lab (Accelerating Research-to-Practice in Community Health), a team of expert scientists, trainees, and staff who are passionate about improving the health and mental health of underserved and underrepresented populations through implementation science. We are seeking a full time Manager of Research Projects B who will be providing high-level support across the following three federally-funded research projects: (1) NCI-funded P50 Penn Implementation Science Center in Cancer Control (Penn ISC3), with the goal to apply insights from behavioral economics to rapidly accelerate the pace at which evidence-based practices for cancer care are deployed, thereby increasing their reach and impact on the health of individuals with cancer; (2) NINR-funded R01, with the goal to conduct a hybrid type II effectiveness-implementation trial testing an adaptation of the Managed Problem Solving behavioral intervention for antiretroviral therapy adherence and HIV care retention delivered by community health workers; (3) CFAR-funded supplement, with the goal to conduct qualitative interviews and brief surveys to glean insights on implementing the Managed Problem Solving intervention to then conduct implementation mapping to increase the use of the behavioral intervention.

Job Description

This Manager of Research Projects B position will provide senior level management across the above mentioned projects. This includes but is not limited to: providing guidance and supervision to research teams on how best to prepare and implement research activities, operationalize and adapt research methods, collect and manage data, and appropriately report progress and achieved benchmarks. The position will also serve in an administrative leadership role alongside the principal investigator and Associate Director D in the preparation of federally-funded grant applications, which includes providing expertise in how to conduct implementation research in a variety of healthcare settings and also how to appropriately staff and budget for proposed research activities. The position will supervise full time and part time staff who coordinate the above research projects, which includes overseeing the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of all staff on an ongoing basis. The position will also oversee the management of regulatory aspects of above mentioned research projects to ensure all requirements are being met and collaborate with the investigative and business administrative team to ensure adherence to departmental, University, industry and federal policies and/or procedures to maintain compliance.

The Manager of Research Projects B must have impeccable organization, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. They must be able to work independently and exhibit good judgement. Experience working with research faculty from various disciplines is preferable. All applicants must be able to demonstrate familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and web-based applications.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Master's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

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

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

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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: 2/25/2021
Application Due: 4/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time