Career Opportunities

Research Project Manager

The Data Facility Team at the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in Downtown Brooklyn seeks a Research Project Manager to help support the rapid expansion of our Data Facility research portfolio. Data Facility services—dataset curation, data discovery, analysis, collaboration tools, and publishing support—enable users across academia and local, state and federal governments to intentionally link administrative records with sensor and image data that fosters a culture of analysis, assessment and program improvement. Research users span the social sciences, computing sciences, civil engineering, and the physical sciences. This position will provide support for complex projects spanning three main program elements: (i.) applied data analytics executive education, (ii.) systems architecture and software engineering for the build out of the data facility systems, and (iii.) sponsored research project management work.

Position responsibilities include managing budgets of high-dollar value, management of research resources and supplier relationships, coordination of various meetings and tasks across diverse teams in addition to supporting the allocation of common project resources. Incumbent must be able to work effectively, both independently and in complex teams, across multiple projects on a concurrent basis.


Principal Accountabilities:

Data Facility Project Management & Planning
Budget & Program Management
Sponsored Research Project Management


Position Qualifications

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience:

Five years of relevant project management experience including:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities*:

*Some travel may be required.

Preferred Education:

Masters or PhD degree

Preferred Experience:

Demonstrated experience with grant and contract proposal development.  Demonstrated strong writing and communication skills. Demonstrated experience successfully managing government sponsored research projects involving large data collection projects. Prior experience in analytic or managerial roles in research teams or industry preferred. Prior experience in Systems or Network administration is also a plus.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

PMP certification or equivalent certification. Familiarity with Python, Jupyter, SQL, programming languages and information architecture and design. Familiarity with academic research standards and laws addressing confidential data is also a plus.


EEO/AA Policy

New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. In keeping with this commitment, CUSP strongly encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups. Individuals with disabilities seeking accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, at


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