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Project Manager B (Hybrid Eligible)(Abramson Cancer Center)

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 30, 2023

Project Manager B (Hybrid Eligible)(Abramson Cancer Center)

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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Project Manager B (Hybrid Eligible)(Abramson Cancer Center)

Job Profile Title
Manager Research Project B

Job Description Summary
The project manager will provide support the research, programmatic and professional activities of soon to be created Center for Community and Equity at the Abramson Cancer Center led by Dr. Carmen Guerra, Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Diversity and Outreach for the Abramson Cancer Center.

Job Description

The project manager will be responsible for development the new center and maintaining all aspects of the center including cancer equity research projects (including program and research design, implementation, operations and evaluation; grant fund management; data collection and analysis, management and reporting; IRB submissions; and the coordination of study meetings); cancer care equity programs that increase access and quality of care across the cancer continuum - from cancer screening, prevention, treatment, clinical trials, survivorship and end of life care - for the diverse communities served by the Abramson Cancer Center and its network hospitals; workforce equity programs to diversify the cancer research workforce and create a culture of inclusion and belonging. In addition, project manager will help to support the integration of the activities of the Center for Community and Equity across six Abramson Cancer Center entities (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Chester County, Princeton and Lancaster General Hospitals) to harmonize, catalyze and drive equitable cancer care and research across the entire the ACC Cancer Health System, workforce diversity/culture of inclusion efforts and community outreach and engagement.

The project manager will be expected to work independently in managing creating and evaluating programs, managing budgets and creating applications and budget proposals for future research and programmatic projects as directed by the supervisor. Should new research and funding opportunities arise, the project manager will assist in the preparation and submission of the grant proposals, drafting protocols, abstracts/posters. S/he/they will also help lead the implementation and coordination of strategic plan recommendations for the new center, prepare reports for leadership and sponsors and contribute to the writing of the results of the research and experiences of the center. In addition, the project manager will manage research and non-research staff (conducting initial and annual evaluations, performance management, etc.).

The project manager will be expected to work independently in managing and evaluating programs, managing budgets and creating applications and budgets for future projects as directed by the supervisor. Should new research and funding opportunities arise, the project manager will be responsible for the preparation and submission of the grant proposals. S/he/they will also help lead and coordinate strategic planning, prepare reports for leadership and prepare grant progress reports and contribute to the writing of the results of the research.


A Master's degree in a health-related field or 3-5 years of experience in a health-related field is required. The successful candidate will be extremely well organized and resourceful to achieve institutional goals, priorities and outcomes. The project manager must be quantitatively and analytically skilled, thrive in multi-tasking environments, and be a self-starter with a results orientation. Strong PC skills in Microsoft Office including Excel (including creating Pivot Tables), Word, and PowerPoint is required. The project manager will interact with a variety of faculty members, staff, trainees, and students throughout the center and school, and so strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills are essential. High accuracy, dependability, and attention to detail will be vital to success in the position. The project manager should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$61,046.00 - $95,972.00
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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