Job description

Duties: We are seeking to hire a Clinical Research Coordinator A to join a growing research program, BeSAFIR (Behavioral Science and Analytics for Injury Reduction). BeSAFIR is led by M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS in the Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine with close affiliations with the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, the Penn Injury Science Center, and the CHOP Center for Injury Research and Prevention.

The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate the execution of pilot randomized control trials that test interventions using behavioral economics and smartphone technology to a) understand patient experiences and b) reduce opioid prescribing across the health system. The studies will use the Way to Health platform (, so familiarity with the platform is preferred but not required. The person in this position will also help with the coordination of other pilot studies or investigator initiated trials related to injury prevention including strategies for reducing drinking and driving and cell phone use while driving.

Duties for a Clinical Research Coordinator A include a variety of research and administrative tasks, such as regulatory document preparation and submission; screening and assessing for study eligibility; enrolling and randomizing study participants; data management; communication with outside partners; preparation of sponsor reports, and other miscellaneous tasks as needed. This position also includes management of retention - scheduling, preparation and documentation of all follow-up activities.

This position is funded for one year and beyond one year this position is contingent on continued funding.

The ideal candidates will have the ability to handle a variety of clinical trial related tasks including the planning and implementation of recruitment and retention activities, managing all aspects of study participant visits, and monitoring the performance of external study sites in accordance with University of Pennsylvania. Candidates who have demonstrated experience in areas above are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Reference Number: 40-28553

Salary Grade: 025

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: EG-Emergency Medicine

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Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research




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Posted: 5/16/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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