Research Project Manager B

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Research Project Manager B

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
Research Project Manager B

Job Profile Title
Manager Research Project B

Job Description Summary
This is a full-time position with the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC), Perelman School of Medicine, and University of Pennsylvania. The PISC has ongoing research in the prevention and control of injuries.

Job Description

This is a full-time position with the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC), Perelman School of Medicine, and University of Pennsylvania. The PISC has ongoing research in the prevention and control of injuries.

The Project Manager position will support research projects and grants administered in the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC). The position will be responsible for coordinating all research operations across the research core, training core, and outreach core. This position will be responsible for coordinating and conducting activities on select research projects that are conducted in conjunction with the PISC. These responsibilities will vary from study to study and may include leading research group meetings with participating faculty, trainees, and study sites; onboarding new sites to studies that include multiple institutions; developing and updating study IRB protocols; managing study progress tracking software; writing project reports; organizing timelines for deliverables and future grant submissions; organizing drafts of manuscripts for peer review; coordinating grant submission activities; and additional day-to-day operations as needed. This position will work closely with Dr. Douglas Wiebe and Sara Solomon in all aspects of the Center's grant management, including identifying new funding opportunities, drafting letters of intent, and creating and compiling grant proposals. This position will be the primary individual responsible for study/research operations in PISC, and the primary liaison to the business office for the PISC; will also be the operational contact for all of the Center's internal and external grants, including current grants from the Centers for Disease Control, NIH, Office of the Provost, RAND, and Ivy League-Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion Study. The position will also be responsible for the supervision and training of Jr Research Coordinators, as well as student trainees across all projects.

Position is contingent upon funding.

The job pay range encompasses the full range of employees from new hires to the salaries of Penn employees with many years of experience and seniority and is not a precise indicator of salaries of new hires when looking at the top end.

Master's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Candidate should be organized, professional, and have the ability to multi-task. Master's degree in a social science discipline preferred. Experience working with Microsoft Office products is a must. Candidate should have strong written and verbal communication skills. Ideal candidate will have superior organizational skills, have the capacity to handle multiple tasks, possess strong project management skills, and coordinate activities of staff and trainees. Data management skills are a plus. Ability to work in a diverse multi-disciplinary environment needed. Experience in research regarding public health, injury, violence, and geography a plus. Ideal applicants will demonstrate strong leadership and professional skills.

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
$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.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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Posted: 4/5/2021
Application Due: 4/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time