Project Manager A/B (PAIR)

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  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 03 Mar, 2021

Job Description

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 Project Manager A/B (PAIR) Job Profile Title Manager Research Project A Job Description Summary The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is seeking to expand its team of experienced project managers to support its growing portfolio of randomized clinical trials (RCTs). The mission of the PAIR Center is to generate high-quality evidence to advance healthcare policies and practices that improve the lives of all people affected by serious illness. We are seeking two project managers to support studies involving patients living with or at risk of developing serious, life-limiting illnesses. Studies include:· The Healthy Lungs trial, a longitudinal clinical trial among 3,200 underserved smokers undergoing lung cancer screening across four large US health systems, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This is a large pragmatic trial with a coordinating project manager already in place on the team.· An RCT evaluating the effects of medical cannabis on quality of life among patients receiving treatment for stage III and IV cancer at over a dozen oncology clinics across the University of Pennsylvania Health System.· Studies examining a data science approach to identifying and intervening on patients who are most likely to benefit from specialty palliative care services. Job Description The successful candidates will join the PAIR Center’s Project Management Core and be responsible for carrying out the following duties for their assigned studies: Research Project Manager A: · Oversight of research staff and study procedures including subject enrollment, delivery of interventions, survey administration, data collection, and subject remuneration · Interfacing with data managers, data analysts, and data scientists to inform the development of study databases, EHR-based interventions and reports, data entry and management protocols, statistical analysis plans, and reporting for study monitoring (data safety, subject accrual, outcomes assessment, adherence to protocols, adverse events). · Liaising with clinical sites to ensure consistency and quality in study implementation · Convening internal and external stakeholders, advisors, and oversight committees for regularly scheduled and ad hoc meetings · Maintaining compliance with regulatory and sponsor reporting requirements · Contributing to manuscript development. Prior experience in health services research is required, as is a demonstrated ability to manage several projects concurrently. Master’s degree and experience with clinical trials strongly preferred. A history of productive collaboration with data managers and analysts would be a plus. Successful candidates will have superior written and verbal communication skills and should be able to critically review data. These individuals will function independently in carrying out most responsibilities and must feel comfortable communicating regularly with multiple stakeholders across several health systems. Research Project Manager B: All duties listed above plus the following: With mentoring from the Principal Investigator, the Project Manager will take a leadership role in developing the team's research strategy and ensuring scientific integrity of the study design during implementation. His/her purview will stretch beyond implementation to significant contributions to progress reports, data analysis plans, manuscript development, and presentations. He/she will co-author manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, with a lead role on clinical trial protocol manuscripts. He/she will develop grant proposals and lead subprojects, as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Research Project Manager A - Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years of experienceResearch Project Manager B - Master's Degree and 3-5 years of experience Experience with clinical trials and history of productive collaboration with data managers and analysts strongly preferred. Successful candidates will have superior written and verbal communication skills and should be able to critically review data. These individuals will function independently in carrying out most responsibilities and must feel comfortable communicating regularly with multiple stakeholders across several the health systems. **Position Contingent on funding. Working ConditionsOffice, library, computer roomPhysical EffortTypically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less; Typically standing or walking; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping Job Location - City, State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department / School Perelman School of Medicine Pay Range $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. The University of Pennsylvania's special character is reflected in the diversity of the Penn community. We seek talented faculty and staff who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action, Penn's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the University's mission of advancing knowledge, educating leaders for all sectors of society, and public service. 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