RECRUITMENT AND COMMUNITY LIAISON
Duties: The Neuropsychiatry Section of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania has an opening for a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator with a focus on coordinating centralized recruitment for longitudinal research studies. Additionally the recruiter will serve as a liaison with the community to recruit participants for research studies in psychosis risk and schizophrenia. The position requires collaborating with section faculty to develop, implement and adapt a strategic plan and centralized systems for participant recruitment and retention across center protocols. The coordinator will be responsible for screening and enrolling potential study participants, ensuring the timely and smooth flow of participants across protocols, setting recruitment benchmarks and analyzing progress and obstacles towards those goals, preparing and presenting study recruitment and enrollment reports to faculty, organizing community presentations and recruitment campaigns, and traveling to local and regional mental health agencies. The coordinator will also take a lead role in training and supervising research coordinators in participant recruitment and will supervise all recruitment activities lab wide. The coordinator will collaborate with the center's data core to develop and implement a recruitment data system and ensure availability of high quality recruitment related data.
Qualifications: We are seeking individuals with a Bachelor's degree in psychology/social work/education/counseling/nursing and related fields and at least two to four years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree strongly preferred. Clinical experience working with adolescents and patients with psychotic disorders, and prior recruitment experience, are strongly preferred. Applicants must demonstrate an excellent level of organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills, as well as strong leadership and computer skills. The applicant also needs demonstrated oral and written presentation skills and any evidence thereof will be welcome as part of the application. The job requires traveling and flexible hours (including evenings and weekends). Valid driver's license and clean driving record needed.
Must pass Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks within 30-90 days of employment.
Reference Number: 40-24920
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
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.
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research