PAIR Clinical Research Coordinator A/B (PCORI)

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Job location: Blockley Hall

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-21
Req: JR00005920
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Posted Job Title

PAIR Clinical Research Coordinator A/B (PCORI)

Job Profile Title

Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Job Description

The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator who will be responsible for administering the day-to-day operations and recruitment efforts of a multi-site clinical trial comparing smoking cessation interventions among older, underserved patients undergoing lung cancer screening.

Under the supervision of a PAIR Center Project Manager, the experienced coordinator will lead initiatives to develop culturally-appropriate educational materials for study subjects and lung cancer screening clinic staff. The coordinator will develop protocols for a bilingual study hotline and provide ongoing telephone support to older patients who are Hispanic, Black, low socioeconomic status, or from a rural residence. The coordinator will work directly with the research investigators and study team, while also interacting by phone regularly with study subjects and health system personnel across four health systems nationally. Under the direction of the Engagement Lead, the coordinator will also help support broader engagement efforts such as liaising with our Stakeholder Advisory Committee and conducting focus groups with patients.

The coordinator will show vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance, and data quality and be required to act autonomously in his/her decision-making. The Coordinator will assist the Project Manager and PI to update all regulatory clinical trial documents and protocols. This involves performing all IRB modifications following the initiation of the study, preparing for continuing reviews, and coordinating with external IRBs. This position will require the coordinator to participate in weekly research updates to the study team.

In addition to the above duties, the Clinical Research Coordinator B will train and supervise student workers and summer interns. In addition, having a leadership role monitoring study benchmarks and reporting them to the investigative team.


Clinical Research Coordinator - A: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 - 3 years clinical trial/clinical research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Spanish fluency is preferred. Experience working with institutional review boards and human research subject protection regulations is preferred.

Clinical Research Coordinator - B: Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of clinical trial/clinical research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree preferred. Spanish fluency is preferred. Prior experience with community engagement or project management is preferred. Experience with institutional review boards and human research subject protection regulations is required.

Both Positions:

Strong computer skills are essential. Candidate must be comfortable and willing to speak regularly with older, underserved patients on the telephone. Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; highly organized; attentive to detail; ability to multi-task; and flexibility to shift focus between multiple projects as needed.

Position contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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.




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Posted: 8/22/2019
Application Due: 11/20/2019
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