Research Assistant, Biobehavioral Health Sciences, Penn Nursing

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Research Assistant, Biobehavioral Health Sciences, Penn Nursing

University Overview

The 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 Title
Research Assistant, Biobehavioral Health Sciences, Penn Nursing

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Assistant A

Job Description Summary
The primary function and purpose of the Research Assistant position is to support the research team in screening, recruiting, and maintaining participants on study across multiple research studies. Duties include but are not limited to collaborating with study staff, nurses, doctors, therapists, and participants in a professional manner, maintaining multiple databases with PHI in accordance with IRB and HIPAA privacy rules. Daily tasks involve reviewing participants charts for eligibility, facilitating virtual or in person study visits, data collection and entry, scheduling study visits, and documenting study progress.

Job Description


RA will screen, contact, enroll, and maintain participants across multiple research studies. Facilitate virtual and in person study visits with participants and study team; including data collection and entry. Attend team meetings and contribute to research strategy planning and execution. RA must be able to work well independently as well as part of a team.


A High School diploma/GED, with 1-2 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required, preferably with experience in research setting, Bachelor's degree with 0-1 year exp strongly preferred. Strong interpersonal skills required; ability to work independently as well as, virtually and in person, collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary research team across multiple research studies is required. Knowledge of maintaining multiple databases in accordance with IRB and HIPAA privacy rules, is strongly desired. Solid organizational skills essential. Prior experience with research protocols, data collection, scheduling and knowledge of electronic medical records and proficiency with MS Office suite desired. Background check required. Position contingent upon funding.

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Nursing

Pay Range
$16.23 - $29.22

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: 11/11/2020
Application Due: 1/10/2021
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