Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: Responsible for managing the operations for the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for a multi-site observational clinical trial within the Department of Medicine. Candidate will be responsible for overseeing study activities among approximately 13 clinical sites. This individual will be responsible for preparing, revising, and submitting protocols; develop and maintain study documents and supplies; manage protocol execution at allied sites; collect, prepare and process specimens shipped to Penn, including thawing, aliquot and freezer storage, and barcoding aliquots; periodic shipping of biologic samples to study Sponsors and Investigators; observe and report adverse events; develop and maintain patient database; lead project development; oversee data entry and management of study subject databases; draft or type correspondence; coordinate accrual of subjects for all sites in the study; develop and maintain tracking databases of study subjects and participation; perform study related duties as assigned. This portion of the position will report to Data Coordinating Center PI in the Nephrology Division. A second portion of the position will be to function as a local site study coordinator. The coordinator activities will include patient chart review (screening); recruitment at the time around a kidney biopsy; consent subjects to be in a research study; regular review of the kidney biopsy schedule logs; perform phlebotomy; conduct study visits including height, weight, vital signs and study questionnaires; manage inquiries related to the research program; maintain log books of research activity; follow strict study protocol and correspond with the IRB (Institutional Review Board). This portion of the position will report to Recruiting PI in the Nephrology Division.

This position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications: BA/BS degree in scientific-related field and 4-6 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Advanced project management experience preferred; must have excellent computer skills, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Individual must work independently and be self-directed. Strong IRB and regulatory experience preferred. Experience with REDcap desirable. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Word required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Reference Number: 40-25203

Salary Grade: 027

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension

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

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