Clinical Research Assistant B
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.
Job Description Summary
Responsible to assist with study coordination and recruitment for investigator-initiated studies, multi-center research studies, and patient-oriented clinical and translational research projects within a specific Division, under general supervision. Works directly with study physicians, research coordinators, project managers, and other research staff. Performs screening visits, consenting of participants, processing and shipping of labs, entering data into databases, and escorting participants to other testing/procedure areas. Help advance the research mission of the Division and University.
Plan/perform research and administrative tasks in an evolving, medium-sized research group that focuses on nicotine addiction research, Phase II medication trials, behavioral treatment studies, and broader HIV and smoking research. The successful candidate will have experience collecting research data, interacting with research participants, and working well as part of a team. Specific activities include: (1) consent participants; (2) conduct eligibility screenings, reminder calls, and follow-up surveys by telephone; (3) conduct psychological screening interviews (MINI); (4) administer computer-based neurocognitive tasks; (5) collect physiological laboratory assessments and administer questionnaire measures; (6) assist with study recruitment efforts; and (7) perform routine session prep work, data entry, and quality assurance activities. The successful candidate may also conduct behavioral smoking cessation counseling sessions using a manualized treatment program and be trained to perform phlebotomy.
H.S. Diploma or GED Required, with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This position is contingent upon funding.
Office, library, computer room
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$17.58 - $31.65
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