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Posted Job Title
Research Project Manager A
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 Penn. With mentoring from the Principal Investigator, the Research Project Manager will 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. He/she will help develop the team's research strategy and will have ample opportunities to lead projects and co-author papers. Will be required to ensure that studies/research are conducted safely and according to protocol, provide supervision to educators and teams conducting the study/interventions and collaborates with peers from other Universities and funding agencies. Will also be responsible for coordinating grant applications and interacts with funding administrators and the University Business Office. Provides significant contributions to presentations and manuscripts, including multiple drafts for review and dissemination. Plays a primary role in other dissemination activities related to project findings.
This position is to be the Research Project Manager A for the Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research (CECPR) at Penn Medicine. The Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for the management and implementation of a newly funded CDC grant âœStudying the PhilAdelphia Resilience Project as a Response to Overdoseâ (SPARROw). The purpose of the grant is to evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of two City of Philadelphia programs to reduce opioid overdose:Â the Alternate Response Unit (AR2) and blight remediation of abandoned buildings and land.
The PM will support the PI with preparatory and administrative work prior to the launch of the project. The PM will be responsible for maintaining the university and city IRB study protocol, applying for approval from the Pennsylvania Bureau of EMS, a state agency approval that is required for all EMS related research. The PM be responsible for coordinating a data license agreement and business associate agreement between the University of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia. Throughout the study, the PM will be responsible for managing the various stakeholders and city agency relationships including with the Department of Public Health, the Philadelphia Fire Department, the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, the Managing Directors Office, and the community advisory board. This will include scheduling meetings, monitoring data collection, and analysis. The project manager will also be responsible for hiring, training and supervising all research staff and will oversee all data collection and data management (together with the project data analyst) and report back to the PIâ™s, Dr. Meisel and Dr. South. In conjunction with the CRC, they will conduct qualitative interviews. The project manager will support the statistician with data analysis as well as assist with manuscript development, translation and dissemination activities, assist with grant applications, budget development and management of study finances. The role will include regular contact with outside entities of importance to manage the execution of agreements and subcontracts and will assist with preparing work for presentations at national meetings. The PM will also serve as a community liaison, securing community level buy-in through relationship building and outreach and direct qualitative components of the study. Importantly, while this position will work closely with the study PIs, the PM will function independently to carry out most responsibilities.
In addition to the duties described above, the PM will serve in a leadership role for CECPR, a group of emergency medicine faculty and staff dedicated to clinical and health services research studies. The group has a particular focus on the opioid epidemic, neighborhoods, patient centered outcomes, and health, injury and payment reform.
Qualifications Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Masters Degree with 1 - 3 years experience.
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; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
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.
Internal Number: JR00016969
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