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Project Manager I

Apply now Job no: 503116
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health

Job Summary

The Project Manager will provide support to Dr. Alexis Roth in the Community Health & Prevention Department. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the Project Manager will contribute to the design and implementation of a complex portfolio of harm reduction research projects. The Project Manager will be responsible for day-to-day implementation and management of research projects conducted with collaborators both internal and external to the university. The hybrid position will include remote, in-office, and site-based hours varying to meet project’s needs.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as liaison between Principal Investigator, community stakeholders, and participants and staff to trouble shoot study implementation and human resource issues as they arise.
  • Take leadership role in developing study protocols, managing the detailed operations of projects, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, cultivating close relationships with community partner organizations, and drafting/editing manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journal, and managing budgets.
  • Help with management and provides guidance for study team, including staff and student research assistants.
  • Develop data collection instruments, manage data, and facilitate data sharing for analysis with internal and external investigators.
  • Monitor study timelines and establish goals/metrics for achieving objectives (e.g., recruitment, enrollment, etc.).
  • Perform quality assurance assessments, report identified issues to Principal Investigator, work with team to establish accurate data entry and capture.
  • Work with outside vendors and contractors to establish scopes of work, set up contracts and payment, purchase orders, and purchase study supplies.
  • Oversee management and reporting of adverse events.
  • Participate in data collection including participant recruitment and screening; obtain informed consent; conduct interviews and follow-up as needed including at community partner sites.
  • Prepare reports and makes presentations on study results to community partners, co-investigators, data safety monitoring teams, and funders.
  • Prepare, submit, and manage relevant documents for institutional review boards at internal and external sites.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, social services, or related field or Equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with populations experiences addiction, harm reduction, and/or community engaged research.


  • University City – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt, grade K. Compensation for this grade ranges from $54,630 to $81,940 per year. Please note that the offered rate for this position typically aligns with the minimum to midrange of this grade, but it can vary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review. 

We encourage you to explore Drexel's Professional Staff salary structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies for more details on our compensation framework.

You can also find valuable information about our benefits in the Benefits Brochure.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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