Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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
Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Job Profile Title
Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Job Description Summary
The Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) of the University of Pennsylvania is a world leader in developing and conducting innovative clinical trials for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The ACC Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is instrumental in the development and implementation of cancer clinical trials that offer cutting-edge oncology treatments. The ACC CRU is currently comprised of 13 Research Teams that support disease/discipline specific cancer programs within the ACC.

Job Description

The CRU Regulatory Affairs Office seeks a full-time Regulatory Affairs Specialist to participate in the coordination of Phase I-V clinical trials. Reporting to the Regulatory Affairs Manager, the Regulatory Affairs Specialist will, with minimal supervision, prepare and process all regulatory documentation through the IRB, CTSRMC, FDA and all applicable regulatory review committees- including new submissions, continuing reviews, amendments, adverse events, and reportable events. He/she will, with minimal supervision, prepare and process all required regulatory documentation for pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations (CROs), the NCI and the FDA, as well as, organize and maintain all regulatory affairs documentation/files as required. The Regulatory Affairs Specialist is expected to resolve regulatory and data queries as required, and participate in initiation, monitoring, audit and close-out visits. He/she will participate in study team meetings, research team meetings, and ongoing protocol training/compliance meetings. The Regulatory Affairs Specialist is expected to facilitate the development of investigator-initiated research protocols, the development and submission of FDA IND applications and annual reports, and development/maintenance of study specific case report forms and source document tools, as well as, to facilitate direct regulatory/compliance guidance and oversight of investigator initiated trials and investigator-initiated multi-site trials.


Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Effective problem solving abilities; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational and time management skills; flexible and able to multi-task; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently; knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

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: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 3/31/2033
Work Type: Full Time