Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27300
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org PS-Mental Health Services
Posted to the Web 02/13/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
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 purpose of this position is to complete high level administrative tasks that ensure the success of the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research’s (CMHPSR) evaluation projects that are funded by Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health. The person in this position will serve as a liaison among the CMHPSR project director, several project managers, project staff who conduct the program evaluations, and the contracted community based behavioral health agencies and their key stakeholders. Responsibilities include managing between 10 and 15 concurrent projects that are part of the CMHPSR’s contract with the Department of Behavioral Health. The position will support the needs of project managers and staff to enhance progress across projects, increasing productivity, and timely delivery of the project deliverables.

This person will be responsible for writing reports and communicating results to community partners and our funder. Communication with agencies will include working to obtain data, communicating about validity of data elements, and presentation and interpretation of results. This person will manage all human subject research institutional review board (IRB) applications and data license agreements (DLA) by drafting and submitting documents such as IRB protocols, letters of support on behalf of state and city commissioners, executive summaries, lists of variables to be licensed, and be the primary point of contact for the IRBs and the data license agreements. This person also will organize and maintain all IRB and DLA documents by project and make recommendations to the primary investigators regarding compliance. This person will recruit and supervise student workers. Lastly, the person will conduct data base searches, create annotated bibliographies, take statistical output and create figures and graphs for lay audience, and draft sections of manuscripts for publications.

Position is contingent on continued funding.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

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.
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