Position Type : Full Time
The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School is a national research and policy hub created to catalyze long term structural improvements to the U.S. criminal justice system. The Center takes an interdisciplinary, data-driven, scientific approach to identifying and analyzing the most crucial problems in the justice system, proposing solutions that prevent error and improve fairness to benefit society. Its research and programs are independent and unbiased, engaging all parties; academia, judiciary, law enforcement, defense and prosecution, legislative, forensic and social scientists, media and other participants – required to effect substantial change for the better.
Housed at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the Center draws on Penn’s unrivaled interdisciplinary strengths, involving in its work scholars from related disciplines across the Penn campus, including Business, Communications, Criminology, Engineering, Medicine and Public Health, and Social Sciences. By integrating world-class scholarship from across the University with the perspectives of nationally prominent practitioners, the Center analyzes and makes recommendations that will shape public deliberations and improve the fairness of our legal system.
The Research Project Manager is responsible for participating in, and sometimes managing, research projects and collaborations in partnership with the Directors or Affiliated Faculty of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice. This will include participating in the overall conceptualization, planning and execution of a coordinated program of scholarly and scientific research for the Quattrone Center.
The Research Project Manager, who will report to the Executive Director of the Quattrone Center, will be responsible for supporting research collaborations (both within the Center and between the Center and criminal justice professionals) that generate first-class research furthering the Center’s mission of preventing errors in the administration of justice. He/she may also pursue independent research projects within the Center’s mission.
The Research Project Manager will work closely with the Center’s post-doctorate Fellows, the faculty and staff of the Law School, and the Center’s Advisory Board, as well as criminal justice professionals, advocacy groups, and students, promoting their active involvement and orchestrating the use of their time and talent to advance the Center’s portfolio and public profile.
Occasional travel is required.