Research Engineering Project Manager - Penn State University Park


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The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) at Penn State seeks a Research Engineering Project Manager to join our Project Management team.

This position has the potential to be a hybrid of remote and on-site work, with a minimum of 2-3 days per week on-site, and may not be supportive of fully remote work.

This is a limited-term position with funding currently available for the next two (2) years and an excellent possibility for renewal.

The responsibilities of the Research Engineer Project Manager include the following:

  • Facilitate research computing-based projects, including daily oversight and collaboration with investigators, sponsors, technical staff, and financial teams to ensure the delivery of project commitments;

  • Monitor project budget, resources, and reports to ensure successful execution;

  • Provides subject matter expertise in both the engineering discipline and project management;

This role will work closely with Penn State senior faculty and affiliated investigators, ensuring the progress of project aims within established timelines.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 1+ years of experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 3+ years of experience preferred.

Required qualifications and skills include the following:

  • Experience coordinating and executing on strategic objectives tied to research computing;

  • Expertise in relating effectively with faculty and managing relationships across institutions;

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;

  • Impeccable ethics and integrity with a strong work ethic;

  • and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills. 

Additional desired qualifications and skills include the following:

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate experience and skills in developing and delivering communications internally within a university setting as well as the ability to give talks to external audiences for workshops and annual reporting to funding agencies. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to provide candid and constructive feedback to help others accept and implement findings and recommendations across technical teams. It would also be helpful if candidates had experience developing and contributing to broader impact objectives, such as community building for diversity, equity, and inclusion, in coordination with the principal investigator(s), focused on implementation and outcomes, or show similar or transferable skills and experience.

Applications must include:

  • A current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume

  • A cover letter expressing the candidate’s interest in the role to receive full consideration

ICDS works with a diverse group of researchers from more than 70 academic departments from nearly all of Penn State’s academic colleges and campuses, facilitating new collaborations, funding new areas of research, collaborating to overcome computational and data science challenges, building a diverse community of scholars, and providing a robust research computing for the Penn State community. ICDS seeks to equip researchers with cutting-edge computing tools and data analysis services to further their science. This position will provide critical support to that mission.

Penn State offers a generous benefits package that includes health insurance, dental and vision plans, retirement plans, a 75% tuition discount for full-time employees, their spouse, and children to attend any Penn State campus, and paid vacation and sick days. More information about benefits is available here:

The salary range for this position, including all possible grades is:

$76,700.00 - $129,500.00

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  • Data Analysis
  • Facilitate research computing-based projects
  • Monitor project budget and resources
  • Provide subject matter expertise in engineering and project management

1+ years


Bachelor's degree Degree


Fully remote Hybrid remote work (2-3 days on-site per week)