Job Details

University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 5150976
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Business - Management

Manager Research Project A/B (Department of Medical Ethics)

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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

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 Research Project A/B (Department of Medical Ethics)

Job Profile Title
Manager Research Project A

Job Description Summary
Responsible for day to day management of complex projects conducted with collaborators both internal and external to university. Take leadership role in developing study protocols, writing grants, managing the detailed operations of projects, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, cultivating close relationships with community partner organizations, and drafting/editing manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journal. Develop the team's research strategy, lead projects and co-author papers.

Job Description

The Research Project Manager A/B will contribute to the successful planning, management and execution of research projects to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk for Penn Medicine patients. These studies adapt existing behavioral science evidence as well as novel patient, provider and system approaches to identify, diagnose and treat patients at elevated ASCVD risk to increase and sustain physical activity, improve hypertension management, and lower cholesterol. The Project Manager A will manage a new work-stream using predictive modeling that leads to the design and implementation of a randomized control trial to reduce cardiovascular risk by lowering LDL and managing hypertension focused on Penn Medicine patients. The Project Manager A will be an active participant in early stage program development activities including iterative pilot testing and feasibility studies, using data and lessons learned to inform protocol development and implementation. This individual will be responsible for creating and maintaining study databases, assuring data quality, maintaining accurate documentation, and coordinating with various project teams on matters related to data collection, extraction and analysis. Activities also include coordinating with Data Scientists at Wharton and PSOM as well as Penn Medicine clinical teams on protocol development, study set-up, and implementation. The Project Manager A will oversee recruitment, screening and enrollment, data collection via electronic processes, database management and quality assurance activities, study document development and management, daily conduct and management of study interventions. They will track and manage study budgets, as well as train and supervise research staff. The Project Manager A will be responsible for IRB correspondence and regulatory compliance and tracking of medical incidents and adverse events. The Project Manager A will communicate regularly with leadership on progress and assist with the preparation of manuscripts and submissions of publications.

In addition to the above, the Project Manager B will have demonstrated strong research and administrative skills to provide high-level management and will function independently in carrying out most responsibilities. The role will include regular contact with internal and external entities of importance to manage the execution of data use agreements and subcontracts.

We are profoundly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we are seeking candidates who foster and support this commitment.


Manager Research Project A - BA/BS and 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master's degree preferred. The position requires strong organizational and problem solving skills. An interest and experience with bioinformatics data and behavioral science are preferred; including advanced Excel skills, comfort with new technologies, study devices and web-based platforms and software. A familiarity with electronic health records is a plus. The position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently both independently and as part of a team, with the ability to thrive in a diverse working environment. Proficiency and comfort with other Microsoft applications (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Teams) as well as web based communications and data-base/tracking tools (e.g. Slack, RedCap, Zoom) is required.

Manager Research Project B: - Master's degree and 3 to 5 years of experience in a research or health-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required. The successful candidate will be extremely well organized and resourceful. They must thrive in multi-tasking environments, and be a self-starter with a results orientation. Understanding of regulatory compliance issues required. Strong interpersonal communication skills are essential with the ability to communicate effectively across the ecosystem of academic researchers, clinical providers and local communities. High accuracy, dependability, and attention to detail will be vital to success in the position.

This position is contingent upon grant funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$51,824.00 - $81,441.00 Annual Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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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