CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT A/B

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Apr 27, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: This research assistant will support the research integrated with the clinical program at PEACE. Our mission is to provide access to compassionate care for women and families seeking family planning care and management of early pregnancy complications. At PEACE, we provide the full spectrum of reproductive health care for planning and preventing pregnancy, treatment of early pregnancy complications and pregnancy loss, and provide options and care for unplanned pregnancies or medically complicated pregnancies. We believe that healthy reproduction is the foundation of a healthy society. Our medical director is Dr. Courtney Schreiber, MD, MPH, whose overarching career goal is to support the reproductive health and lives of underserved women. Research projects at PEACE include industry sponsored trials (mainly of contraceptives), as well as investigator-initiated projects focusing on miscarriage and family planning. We are seeking a clinical research assistant with an interest in women's health and family planning to support this work in our growing program.

The essential functions of the position include but are not limited to:
CRA A:
--Collect and process biospecimens. Maintain organization and tracking of samples
--Collect and enter timely, valid, accurate data into various research data capture systems. Abstract basic clinical data from the electronic medical record system.
--Respond to basic data queries
--Perform required research activities per protocol and in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (scheduling subject visits within the appropriate window, ensuring all tests and assessments at each visit are performed, detailed documentation of study activities)
--Screen recruit and retain potential study participants for minimal risk studies. Obtain informed consent at multiple study sites within the Penn health system (includes approaching potential subjects in the office, or speaking to them by phone, reviewing their medical records and discussing with investigators, asking pre-screening eligibility questions, etc)
--Maintain subject files and regulatory files per GCP
--Issue study subject payments

CRA B:
The CRA B will perform the functions above with more limited supervision. In addition, the CRA B will:
--Respond to more complicated data queries
--Track study subject payments and investigate problems
--Conduct uncomplicated study visits for interventional protocols
--Abstract more complex data from the electronic medical record system

Qualifications: CRA A: A High School Diploma or GED and 1 to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

CRA B: A High School Diploma or GED and 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Both positions: Position requires a highly motivated, articulate individual with excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate should possess the ability to work independently and also as a part of a team. Must be able to work flexible hours.

Reference Number: 40-25546

Salary Grade: 023/024

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: WM-Ctr for Res on Reprod and Women's Health

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: 6-Technical Scientific/Statistical