CLINICAL RESEARCH COORD B
Duties: This position will support the faculty, residents, and fellows of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's in the preparation for, conduct of, and completion of any and all Human Subjects Research projects in which they are engaged. This position will report administratively to the Director of Clinical Research for Orthopaedic Surgery and will report, on a study-specific basis to the respective principal investigators.
The CRC will also work on Department level research initiatives as required. The specific duties will be dependent on the protocols assigned and will include, but not be limited to, ongoing management of active studies, subject enrollment, data capture, visit documentation, ensuring compliance, resolving queries, managing data, reporting to sponsors and IRB as well as other regulatory bodies, managing subject payments, and documenting activities to ensure proper reimbursement from sponsors. Some studies may require on-call activity, working outside normal hours, some travel, exposure to radioactive materials, pharmaceuticals, working with blood or other human specimens, occasional lifting/stooping, and walking between hospital locations. Some studies may require work with children or the elderly and may require additional background checks either at hire or later.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 2 years to 4 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required. ACRP and/or SoCRA certification preferred. Prior experience as a CRC is a must. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic, the ability to work well with others, understand the complexity of the CRC role and be able to execute that role professionally. All staff members must adhere to UPHS standards for vaccinations, and all other applicable policies and regulations. The ideal candidate has the duty to understand the role of the CRC as the intersection of study execution, customer service, subject safety, and overall compliance in clinical research. To this end, the proper candidate will be expected to have a strong foundation in clinical research regulations and operations through direct experience in the role.
Must pass Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks within 30-90 days of employment. Valid driver's license required.
Reference Number: 40-28360
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: OS-Orthopaedic Surgery Research
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research