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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27218
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org CC-Cancer Center
Posted to the Web 10/31/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8am-5pm
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.


Responsible for the delivering the following outcomes to enable rapid activation of research projects (clinical trials, sponsored programs, etc.) for the Abramson Cancer Center in accordance with Penn policies:

Under minimal direction, serve as the primary contact and liaison for the Office of Legal Affairs at the Abramson Cancer Center regarding contract administration and various internal and external departmental and cross functional teams, including but not limited to, reviewing, negotiating and finalizing task orders under master clinical trial agreements, amendments to research agreements, and so on. Develop and execute project plans, ensuring that all clients and stakeholder objectives are met. Responsible for the effective management of all designated projects and their associated schedules, including the coordination of all deliverables and requirements of the entire cross-functional project team for contract administration. Ensure all projects are completed according to mutually agreed upon internal and external timelines in accordance with the University’s policies and procedures. Ensure that the Director of Legal Affairs, her legal team and clientele are aware of issues that will impact timely project completion or cost, and pro-actively seek to identify and communicate any risks.

  • Bachelors degree and 3 to 5 years of project and work flow management or related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required. Ability to direct the diagnosis of work flow problems, critical paths and institute remedies.
    * Ability to read and understand contract agreements and legal risks and understand financial metrics and identify remedies to financial issues.
    * Customer service orientation with a strong problem solving approach.
    * Must have strong verbal and written communication skills (including, email communication), prioritization and organization skills
    * Ability to work on routine tasks with a sense of urgency.
    * Must be a collegial team-player and detail-oriented and exhibit curiosity about learning and growing in this position.
    * Prior experience doing similar work in a fast-paced environment will be given preference.
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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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
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Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter