University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH COORDINATOR SR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-29775


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org BE-Epidemiology Division

Posted to the Web 09/06/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 026

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8:30 to 5:30

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.


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. This position will coordinate all study operations for a multi-site concussion study, and support an additional suite of research studies around youth violence, health policy, and clinical and population health outcomes related to injury. Responsibilities related to the research study include leading research meetings and study discussions across sites; on-boarding new sites to the study; developing study protocols; managing the study database; presenting findings and drafting manuscripts for peer review; and additional day-to-day operations as needed. Responsibilities across the suite of research include the analysis and management of data; leading select research team meetings; attending and presenting at local and national conferences; and co-authoring manuscripts. The position will also be responsible for the supervision and training of Junior Research Coordinators, we well as student trainees.


Bachelors Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s Degree is highly preferred. Candidate should be organized, professional, and have the ability to multi-task. 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 on research regarding public health, injury, violence, and geography a plus. Ideal applicants will demonstrate strong leadership and professional skills.

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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