Research Project Manager - C (The Armellino Center of Excellence for Williams Syndrome)University Overview
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Research Project Manager - C (The Armellino Center of Excellence for Williams Syndrome)Job Profile Title
Manager Research Project CJob Description Summary
The Armellino Center of Excellence for Williams Syndrome (ACE for WS) at Penn and CHOP is seeking a Research Project Manager who will play an integral role in developing and advancing the ACE for WS research program in collaboration with the principal investigators, staff, and leadership at the Center. The Senior Research Investigator will be responsible for coordinating activities related to collaborations such as the ‘Collaborative Registry for Williams Syndrome' (CReWS) that is supported by the Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) and synergistic WS research initiatives with faculty and Penn and CHOP as well as with external collaborators. An important part of this role will be building and maintaining a robust ACE for WS biobank with biological samples from Williams syndrome patients and their families and coordinating the generation and integration of genomic, biological, and clinical research data that can be used to study Williams syndrome. Over time, the Research Project Manager will be given the opportunity to oversee the execution of research projects focusing on translational research that seeks to identify therapeutically targetable mechanisms across the lifespan of individuals with developmental disorders and intellectual disabilities, with a particular emphasis on Williams syndrome. The individual will also be responsible for carrying out research projects in collaboration with other ACE for WS staff, faculty, leadership, and affiliates that aim to delineate and characterize genotype-phenotype relationships in development disorders, primarily Williams syndrome. This individual will lead manuscript preparation, grant execution, symposium/conference organization, and generation of progress reports/presentations for research sponsors and the investigative team.Job Description
Coordinate research activities for the Armellino Center of Excellence for Williams Syndrome (ACE for WS). external collaborations such as the ‘Collaborative Registry for Williams Syndrome' (CReWS) that is supported by the Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) and synergistic research initiatives with the NIH. Build and maintain a robust ACE for WS biobank with biological samples from Williams syndrome patients and their families. Coordinate the generation and integration of genomic, biological, and clinical research data that can be used to study Williams syndrome. Execute a research program focusing on translational research that seeks to identify therapeutically targetable mechanisms across the lifespan of individuals with developmental disorders and intellectual disabilities, with a particular emphasis on Williams syndrome. Collaborate with other ACE for WS staff, faculty, leadership, and affiliates on projects that aim to delineate and characterize genotype-phenotype relationships in developmental disorders, primarily Williams syndrome. Oversee manuscript preparation and coordinate opportunities for publication - both within one's own independent research program and across the ACE for WS research program as a whole. Lead writing and applications for external grant funding, including NIH opportunities; maintain regular attempts to attract external funding to the program. Form and maintain collaborations that align with the ACE for WS research program's mission - within ACE for WS, Penn, CHOP, and other institutions. Oversee the reporting requirements set forth by the philanthropic nature of the program. Organize internal and external symposium/conferences. With other duties as assigned.
***Contingent upon funding***Qualifications
Masters of Science and 5 to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Ph.D., Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Philosophy and 5 to 7 years post doctoral experience PREFERRED.Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
Perelman School of MedicinePay Range
$74,476.00 - $138,391.00 Annual Rate
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
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- 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.
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- 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.
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- 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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