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Research Project Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 11/22/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 01/21/2018
Working Title Research Project Manager
Job Classification Administrator III
Department Name 33010-Pharm-Office of the Dean
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135919
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy is seeking a Research Project Manager. This position is responsible for pre-award grant development and post-award grant/financial management, including grant budget preparation, ensuring compliance with research review processes, and University and sponsor requirements. The individual will serve as a liaison between School faculty members and the University’s central Office of Research and Research Accounting to resolve problems. In addition, the incumbent will work strategically with faculty to manage their research portfolios by meeting with faculty members on a regular basis and providing opportunity information in addition to financial reporting. The individual will contribute to the development of research policies, procedures, and proposals within the School of Pharmacy.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

BS or BA degree in a health-related or business field with five years administrative experience in a research setting. Certification in research administration desired.

Good communication skills and proficient accounting skills are required for this position. Experience in using word processing, spreadsheets, and databases required.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter