University of Pennsylvania PROJECT MANAGER B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-30651


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org DM-Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center

Posted to the Web 01/10/2019

Posted Job/Salary Grade 028

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8-5

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

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.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead the implementation of a 5-year randomized clinical trial (RCT) among underserved smokers across four large US health systems. The clinical trial is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and represents the largest study to compare different strategies to help lung cancer screening patients to stop smoking. The project manager will be responsible for engaging clinical and informatics leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Geisinger Health System, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, and the Henry Ford Health System; planning/implementing trial protocols across 34 hospitals and 50 outpatient clinics; customizing a web-based portal to enroll patients, schedule lab appointments, and deliver financial incentives; liaising with informatics teams to build and test applications within the electronic health record; negotiating contracts with multiple external organizations; managing regulatory compliance (IRBs, data use agreements, Data and Safety Monitoring Boards); six-monthly reporting to funding agencies; presentation to health system executives, payers, community organizations, and underserved smokers (including Black, Hispanic, low socio-economic status, and/or rural residence); monitoring study enrollment and intervention adherence; communicating with data scientists regarding data acquisition efforts; analyzing and reporting on study metrics (data safety, compliance, benchmarks for enrollment, adverse events, and finances); and supervising research staff within the PAIR Center. The Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring RCT protocols are carried out consistently and appropriately across all clinical sites and ensuring that the RCT is within scope, budget, and timeline. We seek a candidate with a minimum of 5 years prior experience in health services research, This individual will preferably have experience with clinical trials management across multiple sites. This individual will function independently in carrying out most responsibilities and must feel comfortable communicating regularly with multiple stakeholders throughout the health systems. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director for Project Management within the PAIR Center. 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.


A Master’s Degree or more and a minimum 3 years to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.Masters degree preferred; experience in health services research, with a particular emphasis on clinical trials management across multiple sites; demonstrated ability to manage the scope, timelines, and budget of a large project; excellent verbal and written communication skills; supervisory experience; desirable skills include experience collaborating with informatics teams.

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.

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