RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Nov 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The individual's primary function will be to manage aspects of pharmacoepidemiologic studies, including but not limited to: a) understanding and interpreting data arising from observational research studies of medical products, managing and cataloging data output/findings, and tracking the conduct of statistical analyses described in observational research protocols and accompanying analytic plans; b) conducting biomedical literature reviews and synthesizing findings; c) completing institutional review board applications; d) completing data use agreement, data reuse agreement, and business associate agreement applications; e) designing medical record abstraction forms and abstracting clinical data from primary medical records; f) managing conflict of interest reporting requirements; g) drafting technical sections of grant applications (e.g., protection of human subjects, inclusion of women, children, and minorities, research facilities and equipment), study abstracts, and manuscripts; h) drafting study progress reports; and i) generating data from publicly-available health statistics datasets.

The individual will have secondary functions. First, the employee will support the conduct of drug use evaluations. This will include understanding the structure of and generating summary data from an electronic medical record system. Second, the employee will provide support for the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Training including managing its online presence. This will include an understanding of health communication and social media platforms. Third, the employee will manage the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Training's certificate program in pharmacoepidemiology. This will include detail-oriented project management and liaising with Perelman School of Medicine faculty and federal partners.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a health-related field and 1 to 2 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required; Masters' degree in health-related field, and a minimum of 2 years of project management experience strongly preferred. Clinical- or health-related project management experience is preferred.
- Basic understanding of research in medicine is required.
- Basic understanding of or interest in non-experimental/observational research designs is preferred.
- Basic understanding of or interest in prescription drugs; healthcare claims and electronic medical record data is preferred.
- Experience in conducting biomedical literature reviews is preferred.
- Experience in submitting applications to institutional review boards is required.
- Basic understanding of research ethics and HIPAA protections is preferred.
- Experience in manipulating and generating summary data from publicly-available health datasets is preferred.
- This position requires an individual that is highly-organized and motivated with an ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail; have excellent written and verbal skills, including comfort presenting in group settings
- This position requires a dedicated individual that values collaboration and works well in a small team.
- This position requires proficiency in Microsoft Office software. A preferred candidate will also have experience with database management system software (e.g., Microsoft Access and REDCap), reference manager software (e.g., RefWorks), project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project, Bitrix24), and/or basic proficiency in programming software (e.g., SQL, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata).

Reference Number: 40-27361

Salary Grade: 025

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: BE-Epidemiology Division

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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