CLINICAL RESEARCH COORD A

Duties: The Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine seeks a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC). The candidate will help coordinate an NIH-funded clinical trial led by Dr. Rebecca Pearl. The trial will test the effects of a psychological intervention to help individuals with obesity cope with weight bias and stigma, in combination with behavioral weight loss (BWL) treatment, compared to BWL alone. The study will assess outcomes such as weight loss, physical activity, cardiometabolic risk factors (e.g., blood glucose), and psychological outcomes including weight bias internalization, depression, and quality of life.

The CRC-A will be responsible for: coordinating subject screenings and study visits; coordinating regulatory paperwork; documenting and reporting adverse events; preparing study materials and ordering study specific supplies; ensuring protocol adherence & data quality; completing progress and data safety monitoring plan reports; maintaining study charts; and entering study data. The CRC may also have opportunities to participate in writing empirical papers.

Position available beginning in July 2018. Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications: The minimum of a BA/BS and 1-3 years of clinical trial/clinical research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Must be willing to work flexible hours. Must be able to interact sensitively with patients seeking weight loss treatment. Effective problem solving, communication, and writing skills are required. Must be able to multi-task. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations.

Reference Number: 40-27968

Salary Grade: 025

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: PS-Weight Disorders

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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