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Date Posted 11/16/2021
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click “Apply” and complete the application process for external applicants .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Job Category : Research Support

Job Title : Research Project Manager 3

PRIMARY PURPOSE :

The Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology in Hershey, PA is seeking a Research Project Manager 3. This role provides ongoing research project management for Research Development with oversight from the Director of Research Development and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research. This includes managing the College of Medicine (COM) internal grants program, coordination of limited submissions in conjunction with University Park, development of new collaborative opportunities within COM and between COM and external partners, and shared oversight with the Research Concierge Administrator for developing and implementing training for various funding agencies and mechanisms and dissemination of funding and training opportunities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Create, review/edit, and advertise funding opportunities to investigators.
  • Advise on the strength/viability of research proposals submitted to Research Development or the OVDRGS for institutional endorsement or funding support.
  • Liaise with the OVDRGS and the Penn State TSF CURE Fund Manager to provide updates on eligible projects and provide support for strategic planning.
  • Advise investigators and administrators on research outcomes methodologies, available data, and other resources
  • Liaise or negotiate with external organizations to establish and maintain relationships for the benefit of advancing research, funding or collaboration opportunities for investigators across COM;
  • Review and make recommendations for planning and implementing research outcomes studies.
  • Collaborate/consult with researchers by reviewing, evaluating and making recommendations for project/program initiatives
  • Provide project management and leadership support to RD-endorsed projects (e.g., Elsevier Pure, SciVal and Funding Institutional) as well as investigator-initiated projects and programs,, to include reporting and providing technical support/training as appropriate.
  • Receive, review/edit, and post faculty investigator profile requests for Pure; perform monthly and annual updates to master data for Pure
  • Develop dashboards and establish reporting expectations for research analytics based on scholarly output using Pure and SciVal
  • Perform research analytics based on scholarly output and train super-users in high demand units to perform unit-level analyses and benchmarking;
  • Prepare proposals and budgets; research plans, cost estimates, budget justifications, and statements of work for RD initiatives and individual research programs/projects selected for support from OVDRGS.
  • Contribute to operations affected by project/program; work with individuals internal and external to project/program to exchange information, solve problems, resolve conflicts, develop workflow processes, allocate department resources across projects, and ensure efficient and effective implementations of initiatives
  • Contribute to strategic planning for projects/programs
  • Maintain appropriate documents and create reports
  • Supervise project/program staff including hiring, training, supervising, evaluating, and developing staff
  • Manage day-to-day business processes and activities related to the Research Development portfolio, including finance, HR, facilities, IT operations and business continuity.
  • Advise senior management on a variety of operational, human resources, and financial issues related to the Research Development accordingly.
  • Work with the RD Director and OVDRGS to develop and implement policies and procedures related to RD operations.
  • Work with RD Director, OVDRGS and RD staff to roll out consistent communications with customers on updates to policies, procedures, services, deadlines, workflows, etc. 
  • Work with the RD Director to create and update a 3-5 year strategic plan looking at training needs and planning, succession planning, and workflow improvements to prepare for current state and future state growth in investigator recruitment and retention.
  • Develop and implement metrics reporting for RD, including information on total research proposals reviewed and improved and outcomes of RD intervention on success of submissions. 
  • Analyze data collected and review with RD and OVDRGS to set performance targets for RD department.
  • Line manage RD support staff.
  • Attend and represent Research Development at a variety of meetings as needed to share data updates, facilitate project management support, or special projects execution, and/or sit on committees as needed. 
  • Attend National Research Development meetings for professional development and to bring new practices and ideas back to the institution
  • Identify, pursue and achieve scholarly outcomes (publications and presentations) related to research development practices

TYPICAL EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

4+ years related experience

Master's Degree or higher

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree or higher

10+ years relevant experience   

Master’s or PhD in biomedical or related science

Experience with data visualization

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Continuous learning with regard to funding of biomedical, clinical, translational, health services and systems research, and educational research in these topic areas.

Structured data management skills

Experience with excel and online publishing tools

Extreme attention to accuracy

Ability and judgement to navigate issues of conflict and confidentiality

Working knowledge of other research support activities, e.g., pre- and post-award, compliance, workforce development

The following clearances must be successfully completed for this position: 

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check 
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check  


The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. 

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

Hershey, PA

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:


  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.


  • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click “Apply” and complete the application process for external applicants .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Job Category : Research Support

Job Title : Research Project Manager 3

PRIMARY PURPOSE :

The Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology in Hershey, PA is seeking a Research Project Manager 3. This role provides ongoing research project management for Research Development with oversight from the Director of Research Development and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research. This includes managing the College of Medicine (COM) internal grants program, coordination of limited submissions in conjunction with University Park, development of new collaborative opportunities within COM and between COM and external partners, and shared oversight with the Research Concierge Administrator for developing and implementing training for various funding agencies and mechanisms and dissemination of funding and training opportunities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Create, review/edit, and advertise funding opportunities to investigators.
  • Advise on the strength/viability of research proposals submitted to Research Development or the OVDRGS for institutional endorsement or funding support.
  • Liaise with the OVDRGS and the Penn State TSF CURE Fund Manager to provide updates on eligible projects and provide support for strategic planning.
  • Advise investigators and administrators on research outcomes methodologies, available data, and other resources
  • Liaise or negotiate with external organizations to establish and maintain relationships for the benefit of advancing research, funding or collaboration opportunities for investigators across COM;
  • Review and make recommendations for planning and implementing research outcomes studies.
  • Collaborate/consult with researchers by reviewing, evaluating and making recommendations for project/program initiatives
  • Provide project management and leadership support to RD-endorsed projects (e.g., Elsevier Pure, SciVal and Funding Institutional) as well as investigator-initiated projects and programs,, to include reporting and providing technical support/training as appropriate.
  • Receive, review/edit, and post faculty investigator profile requests for Pure; perform monthly and annual updates to master data for Pure
  • Develop dashboards and establish reporting expectations for research analytics based on scholarly output using Pure and SciVal
  • Perform research analytics based on scholarly output and train super-users in high demand units to perform unit-level analyses and benchmarking;
  • Prepare proposals and budgets; research plans, cost estimates, budget justifications, and statements of work for RD initiatives and individual research programs/projects selected for support from OVDRGS.
  • Contribute to operations affected by project/program; work with individuals internal and external to project/program to exchange information, solve problems, resolve conflicts, develop workflow processes, allocate department resources across projects, and ensure efficient and effective implementations of initiatives
  • Contribute to strategic planning for projects/programs
  • Maintain appropriate documents and create reports
  • Supervise project/program staff including hiring, training, supervising, evaluating, and developing staff
  • Manage day-to-day business processes and activities related to the Research Development portfolio, including finance, HR, facilities, IT operations and business continuity.
  • Advise senior management on a variety of operational, human resources, and financial issues related to the Research Development accordingly.
  • Work with the RD Director and OVDRGS to develop and implement policies and procedures related to RD operations.
  • Work with RD Director, OVDRGS and RD staff to roll out consistent communications with customers on updates to policies, procedures, services, deadlines, workflows, etc. 
  • Work with the RD Director to create and update a 3-5 year strategic plan looking at training needs and planning, succession planning, and workflow improvements to prepare for current state and future state growth in investigator recruitment and retention.
  • Develop and implement metrics reporting for RD, including information on total research proposals reviewed and improved and outcomes of RD intervention on success of submissions. 
  • Analyze data collected and review with RD and OVDRGS to set performance targets for RD department.
  • Line manage RD support staff.
  • Attend and represent Research Development at a variety of meetings as needed to share data updates, facilitate project management support, or special projects execution, and/or sit on committees as needed. 
  • Attend National Research Development meetings for professional development and to bring new practices and ideas back to the institution
  • Identify, pursue and achieve scholarly outcomes (publications and presentations) related to research development practices

TYPICAL EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

4+ years related experience

Master's Degree or higher

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree or higher

10+ years relevant experience   

Master’s or PhD in biomedical or related science

Experience with data visualization

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Continuous learning with regard to funding of biomedical, clinical, translational, health services and systems research, and educational research in these topic areas.

Structured data management skills

Experience with excel and online publishing tools

Extreme attention to accuracy

Ability and judgement to navigate issues of conflict and confidentiality

Working knowledge of other research support activities, e.g., pre- and post-award, compliance, workforce development

The following clearances must be successfully completed for this position: 

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check 
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check  


The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. 

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

Hershey, PA

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