Clinical Research Coordinator, Penn Nursing

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Clinical Research Coordinator, 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
Clinical Research Coordinator, Penn Nursing

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary
The Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine is hiring a full-time Research Coordinator to manage studies focused on the treatment of obesity under the direction of Dr. Ariana Chao. The Coordinator will be specifically responsible for studies assessing pharmacological and behavioral treatments for obesity. The Coordinator will conduct semi-structured clinical interviews, assist with neuroimaging procedures, and administer self-report and neurocognitive assessments. Additional responsibilities will include patient recruitment and scheduling, patient screening, preparing study materials, completing progress and data safety monitoring plan and reports, maintaining study charts, data management and analysis, preparation and maintenance of regulatory (IRB) paperwork, and grant and presentation/publication preparation as necessary.

The position is ideal for individuals who are interested in growing and developing a research coordinator career within the lab or for motivated college graduates who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in nursing, psychology or medical school.

Job Description


  • Subject recruitment, consent, and interviews
  • Subject follow-up and outcome assessments
  • Quality management and compliance with study protocols; data management
  • Participate in reporting and dissemination activities
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

A BSN or BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field with 1-2 years of experience conducting human subjects research, clinical trial/clinical research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Strong interpersonal skills and comfort interacting with patients; exceptional attention to detail, excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills; effective independent problem-solving skills and task prioritization. Strong computer skills, including experience with statistical packages and programming/scripting, are highly desirable. Position is contingent on continued funding.

Working Conditions
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety

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
$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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Job No:
Posted: 2/16/2021
Application Due: 2/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time