Clinical Research Coordinator A/B

Job description

Job location: Blockley Hall

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-29
Req: JR00030653
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 A/B

Job Profile Title

Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary

The Clinical Research Coordinator A/B will support and implement daily operations for multiple quantitative and qualitative research projects focused on patients with kidney disease. In coordination with project principal investigators, project managers, and other team members, this position will help to manage a range of existing research projects including a clinical trial testing the feasibility of behavioral interventions for patients with chronic kidney disease and hypertension, and a large multi-center observational cohort study of patients with chronic kidney disease. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for multiple aspects of study coordination including: subject recruitment, data entry, tracking study progress, communicating with internal and external collaborators, and maintaining study documentation. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and presentations for dissemination of study findings.

Job Description

Principal responsibilities of the Clinical Research Coordinator A include assisting with management of the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Ancillary studies program, the CRIC Opportunity Pool Program, and of the CKD Biomarkers Consortium Scientific and Data Coordinating Center activities, and assisting Principal Investigator with recruitment of research participants, communications with treating physician/provider, verbal and written communication with potential research participants for the Supporting Self-Management of Healthy Behaviors (SMART-HABITS) in CKD. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with recruitment of research participants, including pre-screening of patients via electronic medical records, communications with treating physician/provider, verbal and written communication with potential research participants.
  • Maintain and implement research study tracking processes to ensure timely completion of study timeline and milestones.
  • Manage research participant payments and mailing study materials to participants.
  • Perform preliminary review of research proposals from applicants, manage and track review/approval of proposals for the CRIC Ancillary Studies and Opportunity Pool programs, communicate decisions and recommendations to the proposer, and support grant submissions by preparing necessary documentation.
  • Communicate with internal and external research collaborators, coordinate meetings for a variety of committees, basic website management, and documentation of internal processes for the CKD Biomarkers Consortium
  • Assist with preparation of presentation materials (PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat)

The Clinical Research Coordinator B will perform all of the above duties with a greater level of independence and less direction from senior project management staff. The Clinical Research Coordinator B will also be responsible for developing and maintaining tracking systems to track CRIC Opportunity Pool project progress and Ancillary Studies project details.

Position is contingent upon funding.

The job pay range encompasses the full range of employees from new hires to the salaries of Penn employees with many years of experience and seniority and is not a precise indicator of salaries of new hires when looking at the top end.


Clinical Research Coordinator A: Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 2 years clinical trial/clinical research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Clinical Research Coordinator B: Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 4 years of clinical research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required.

Both Levels: The ability to work independently as well as in a team setting is required. The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills along with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Access is required. Experience with Adobe Acrobat and REDCap databases is preferred.

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

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.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family’s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.

  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn’s Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.

  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.

  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That’s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.

  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.

  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University’s libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.

  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.

  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.

  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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Posted: 3/30/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time