Job Posting: Research Project Manager, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Rachel Howell
November 14, 2014

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. 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 Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is hiring a project manager for the RAM (Restoring Active Memory) program. The goal of the RAM program is to develop and test a wireless, implantable neural-interface medical device for human clinical use. To this end, we are developing multi-scale computational models that describe how the brain encodes memories for events and places; new analysis methods for decoding neural signals; and new brain stimulation devices to enhance the brain’s ability to encode new memories following brain injury.

The Research Project Manager will work directly with the Project Director to administer a large multi-institution project aimed to restore & enhance cognition using novel neurostimulation devices. With oversight by project director, he/she will:

  • oversee all aspects of projects, including setting deadlines and monitoring project progress across participating organizations;
  • develop clinical brain stimulation protocols and consent forms; prepare clinical and pre-clinical submissions to various regulatory bodies;
  • organize and lead team meetings; develop technical documentation for brain stimulation devices developed as part of the project for submission to regulatory bodies;
  • Participate in clinical testing of brain stimulation protocols in a hospital setting; prepare progress reports to funding agencies.



  • Master’s degree in bioengineering/biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, statistics, quantitative psychology, neuroscience or biology is required. Ph.D. is preferred
  • 3 to 6 years of research experience, ideally in a setting of high-volume data and quantitative analysis
  • Basic neuroscience background knowledge; experience with technical report preparation; experience with clinical protocol development and IRB regulatory submissions
  • Proficiency with UNIX/Linus systems
  • Proficiency with scientific/statistical computing techniques and languages (MATLAB, R, Python/SciPy0
  • Familiar with clinical and research electrophysiology systems (scalp EEG, intracranial EEG, human single unit recordings)
  • Familiar with experiment software programming

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