Associate Director (Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)

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Associate Director (Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)

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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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

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 University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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Posted Job Title
Associate Director (Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)

Job Profile Title
Associate Director D

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Under broad managerial direction, this position directly supports the programmatic and administrative activities for the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB). The incumbent will have a major role in providing recommendations to the CCEB Director related to the strategic development of the CCEB; these recommendations will directly impact the operational, educational, and financial direction of the Center. Specifically, the Associate Director for Center Operations will be responsible for overseeing activities related to the recruitment of and evaluating the performance of CCEB members (Senior and Associate Scholars); will review spending plans and program budgets to ensure that discretionary and operating funds associated with the CCEB are used appropriately and with maximum impact in alignment with the CCEB Director's priorities; and will provide guidance and advice to faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and students for appropriate decision making and problem-solving. Other operational responsibilities include managing CCEB space, managing activities related to CCEB promotion and publicity, and planning special events. In close consultation with the Director of Fiscal and Administrative Operations, the Associate Director will provide input on the CCEB's budget development aimed at the growth of CCEB overall, involving both its research and educational programs.

In collaboration with the Director of Fiscal and Administrative Operations, the Associate Director for Center Operations will provide direct input regarding the allocation and effective use of Center resources, including discretionary funds and CCEB personnel. Primary areas of responsibility include: oversight of the Type I research centers associated with the CCEB; evaluation of the performance of CCEB Senior Scholars; administrative and operational oversight of the CCEB's research cores, including the Clinical Research Computing Unit (CRCU) and Biostatistics Analysis Center (BAC); and in collaboration with the Associate Director of Clinical Epidemiology Education, oversight of the various CCEB educational programs.


The minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 5 to 7 years of management, business and/or academic experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; Master's degree preferred. Must possess strong management and leadership skills; strong strategic vision experience. Demonstrated project management and organization skills with the ability to think high level and execute on the details. Proven ability to exercise good judgment, take initiative, and make independent decisions; experience developing curricula, engaging students, and engaging faculty as part of graduate education a plus; experience in building and managing relationships with stakeholders, leading multidisciplinary teams, and developing organizational wide strategies. Ability to work and communicate effectively at all levels within the organizational from senior management to technicians; ability to move multiple projects forward at the same time while remaining on point with the CCEB mission; ability to work independently, constantly looking for new capabilities to grow the CCEB. Available during non-traditional work hours including evening/nights and weekends. Willing to travel. Must have a valid Driver's License.

Working Conditions
Office, Library, Computer Room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less; Typically standing or walking;

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$61,046.00 - $95,972.00

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.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • 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.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • 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.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • 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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