Clinical Research Coordinator A
Job location: 3535 Market
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-14
University OverviewThe University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.Posted Job TitleClinical Research Coordinator AJob Profile TitleClinical Research Coordinator AJob Description SummaryThis position will assist in the management of multiple clinical trials and responsibilities in specific research area. Coordinate the screening of patients, subject enrollment, collection and storage of biological samples and related study documents, and collection of clinical data. Assist with Institutional Review Board (IRB) filings and inquiries, and assist in the preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, and research related presentations. Works closely with the Principal Investigator, manager, and study team to identify problems and develop solutions. Implement approved changes to procedures as needed and monitor results. Responsible for study coordination for investigator-initiated studies, multi-center research studies, and patient-oriented clinical and translational research projects.
Plan/perform research and administrative tasks in an evolving, medium-sized research group that focuses on nicotine addiction research, including Phase II medication trials, behavioral treatment studies, and broader HIV and smoking research. The successful candidate will have experience collecting research data, interacting with research participants, and working well as part of a team. Specific activities include: (1) Assist with recruitment efforts across several protocols; conduct telephone eligibility screenings; complete in-person study visits; consent participants; oversee study sessions; (2) Train personnel on center-wide and study-specific SOPs (e.g. data entry/QC, phone screening, data collection, computerized behavioral tasks) across several projects; (3) Performs data entry and quality assurance activities; (4) Collect and process biological samples; (5) Conduct behavioral smoking cessation counseling using a manualized treatment and perform QA on sessions conducted by research assistants; (6) Schedule study tracks, manage room availability, and coordinate availability with study Nurse Practitioners; and (7) Attend weekly lab and staff meetings; report directly to PI.
This position is contingent on funding.
Bachelor's Degree with 1-3 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
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Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.