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Posted Job Title
Project Manager, Criminology
Job Profile Title
Research Coordinator Senior
Job Description Summary
The Criminology Department is hiring a project manager with strong project management skills. This position requires an individual who is able to work as a part of small research teams running multiple projects concurrently. The position offers the opportunity to work directly with leading social policy researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and prosecutors and analysts at the Philadelphia District Attorneyâ™s Office.
The University of Pennsylvania has the longest continuous program of research and teaching in criminology of any American university, with a rich history, strong traditions, and a distinguished group of alumni. Current faculty are highly regarded as teachers and researchers who represent a range of academic disciplines: psychology, sociology, economics, public policy, law, statistics, and criminology. All are professionally committed to even-handed science in service of the public good.
The Criminology department is developing a research agenda, in close collaboration with the Philadelphia District Attorneyâ™s Office (DAO), to evaluate what prosecutor-driven policies can help improve fairness and efficiency in the criminal justice. The research team will be embedded at the DAO and provide regular, sustained interactions and policy guidance with prosecutors and analysts.
Coordination of research activities, communications with the DAO, and managing project deliverables
Collaborates in writing grant updates and preparing presentations and reports targeting both policymakers and academic audiences
Writes human subjects permission protocols and amendments for IRB permission, and obtains other research permits as needed
Documents discussions and research activities with detailed notes and project logs
Conducts thorough and critical reviews of relevant literature
Data collection and conducts field research as needed
Prepares sections of research results, including proofing, formatting and creating tables and graphs
Qualifications Bachelorâ™s degree in sociology, public policy, economics, criminology, or other relevant field with 2-3 years of experience, is required. An MA is preferred.
Ideal candidates will have experience in the following areas:
Experience working on large projects with policy partners
Experience working on field experiments
Ideal candidates will also demonstrate the following competencies:
Ability to work independently and to collaborate within a team and with external partners
Evidence of effective communication skillsâ”including interpersonal, oral, and written
Strong interest in criminal justice policy
Knowledge and understanding of criminal justice policy literature
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential data
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
Cover letter is required.
Working Conditions Office, library, computer room
Physical Effort Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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.
Internal Number: JR00018324
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