CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR A
Duties: The Penn Memory Center participates in therapeutic and biomarker studies (NIH, foundation or industry sponsored) in patients with Normal Cognition, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The Clinical Research Coordinator A will substantially assist other coordinators in the execution a longitudinal cohort study, including acquisition of neuroimaging and experimental cognitive neuroscience measures, conducted at the Penn Memory Center. The Clinical Research Coordinator A applicant must be comfortable with learning how to run MRI and PET protocols, including but not limited to undergoing training to operate the MRI machine and collect biological samples, and be comfortable in psychological assessment, have experience conducting interviews for psychiatric well-being and understand how mood and behaviors may be impacted by disclosing sensitive health information. This position may require home visits. Clinical Research Coordinator A must participate in ongoing protocol training/compliance meetings and adhere to all University of Pennsylvania, FDA, and GCP guidelines.
Key duties will include:
(1) Recruit, screen and enroll participants as specified by study protocols
(2) Coordinate the daily operations and clinical activities of assigned studies
(3) Schedule study visits and any necessary testing, including cognitive testing, PET scans and MRIs
(4) Gather data, monitor participants, ensure safety and adherence to protocol
(5) Serve as a liaison to other departments, sponsors, regulatory committees, and collaborating institutions as needed
(6) Follow all regulatory requirements and coordinate, organize and maintain all study documentation (sponsor, IRB and other sub-committees); patient records and study consent forms
(7) Complete database entry, ensure data is complete and accurate
(8) Provide regular updates on study progress at meetings with the Penn Memory Center team of coordinators and researchers
(9) Perform other duties related to cognition, aging, and public health as well as administrative duties as assigned
(10) May require home visits
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 1 - 3 years of research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The preferred candidate will have experience and comfort working with older adults, particularly persons with Alzheimer's disease, and their family members, and have an expertise in navigating psychosocial symptoms such as anxiety and depression. A background in psychology neuroscience, and/or public health is preferred. Comfort with using various data collection tools and analytic software is also preferred.
Position requires effective problem solving abilities; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational and time management skills; flexible and ability to multi-task; demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team and function independently; knowledge of IRB and human research protection. The preferred candidate will be a self-starter, able to interact with diverse individuals, and have an interest in engaging in scholarly work related to cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and public health.
Reference Number: 40-28869
Salary Grade: 025
Employment Type: Exempt
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research