Clinical Research Coordinator B/C
Job location: HUP
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-16
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 B/CJob Profile TitleClinical Research Coordinator BJob Description SummaryAs part of the Infectious Disease Clinical Trials Group, this position will coordinate clinical research consisting of projects in HIV, COVID19, and other infectious diseases. The person will support Infectious Disease Investigators in clinical research ranging from observational trials to investigational product trials, including both investigator-initiated and industry-initiated trials. Work requires on-site presence and interaction with research subjects. Position is partially funded by the Operation Warp Speed federal program to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
Research coordinator work includes study implementation, document development, submission to regulatory boards, subject recruitment and enrollment, study visits and regulatory compliance in one or more studies.Job Description
Coordinator B: Participate in and coordinate clinical trials within the Penn Division of Infectious Disease Clinical Trials Unit, consisting of projects in HIV, COVID19, and other Infectious Diseases. The person will support Infectious Disease Investigators in clinical research ranging from observational trials to investigational product trials, including both investigator-initiated and industry-initiated trials. Work requires on-site presence and interaction with research subjects. Position is partially funded by the Operation Warp Speed federal program to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
Assist in development of study documents. Communicate with study team members and regulatory review boards. Recruit, consent and screen patients according to protocol. Schedule patient visits and any necessary testing. Conduct patient visits. Monitor patients per protocol requirements and ensure adherence to protocol requirements. Organize and maintain all documentation required by the Investigator, sponsor or CRO, includes source documentation, case report forms, and research charts. Collect, review and report study data. Complete case report forms and resolve data queries. Process and ship study specimens including blood and urine. Participate in initiation, monitoring, audit and close-out visits. Participate in study team meetings, and ongoing protocol training. Assist in the development/maintenance of study specific case report forms and source document tools. Show vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance and data qualify. Adhere to all University of Pennsylvania, FDA and GCP guidelines.
Coordinator C is expected to perform the duties above with more limited supervision from the project manager. In addition, will develop complex documents such as protocols and consents, lead team meetings, and may take a lead role in study communication with internal and external groups. Work directly with investigators to design, set-up and execute studies. Accountable for making sure study timelines and goals are met. Independently move a clinical trial through each phase of development, resolving issues and queries with input from a supervisor as required. Management of clinical trials and will need to use more independent judgment.
POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING.
1) Screen, recruit and enroll consenting patients using Good Clinical Practice guidelines and conduct compliance monitoring of study participants.
2) Conduct study related visits, including procedures such as blood draws, vitals, medical history, ECGs and processing of biological specimens and manage study data and regulatory files per GCP.
3) Prepare for audits, review regulatory binders, perform internal audit and other QA activities, and handle monitor/audit visits with CROs, the FDA and other entities.
4) Correspond regularly with the Institutional Review Board and other regulatory agencies, including preparation and submission of protocols, protocol amendments, SAE reports and DSMB subject narratives.
5) Coordinator B: With supervision, assist in preparation of research protocols and documents.
Coordinator C: Work with primary investigators to develop investigator-initiated protocols, case report forms and databases. Independently design research documents including consent forms, source documents, CRFs and training SOPs.
6) Coordinator B: With the help of the project manager, manage/coordinate/organize the daily work of research assistants for tasks such as recruitment, study visits, and regulatory, and train them in these tasks. Attend Investigator Meetings and communicate meeting information to the study team.
Coordinator C: A CRC C will be expected to do this independently.
7) Perform additional duties as assigned. (
Effective problem solving abilities; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational and time management skills; flexible and able to multi-task; strong attention to detail; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently; knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations; high reliable and good work ethic required. Recent experience with phlebotomy preferred. Position contingent on funding.
Coordinator B: Bachelor’s degree required and 2-4 years of related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Coordinator C: Bachelor’s degree required and 4+ years of related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)Job Location - City, StatePhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / SchoolPerelman School of MedicinePay Range$42,953.00 - $77,315.00Affirmative 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.