Clinical Research Coordinator A

Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 21 February 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job Description Summary

The Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT) is a cooperative venture between the NINDS, NeuroNEXT coordinating centers, and academic, industry, and private collaborators.

The NeuroNEXT, Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC), A will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of Phase 2 clinical trials being conducted at the Penn/CHOP NeuroNEXT site.  

The ideal candidate will have experience implementing clinical research trials at an academic and will be comfortable coordinating multiple studies, with different PIs. NeuroNEXT trials span various neurology disciplines, such as movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, and development. Study populations include children, adolescents, and adults.

Job Description

This position will assist in the management of multiple clinical trials and responsibilities in specific research area. Coordinate the screening of patients, subject enrollment, collection and storage of biological samples and related study documents, and collection of clinical data. Works closely with the Principal Investigator, manager, and study team to identify problems and develop solutions. Implement approved changes to procedures as needed and monitor results. Responsible for study coordination for investigator-initiated studies, multi-center research studies, and patient-oriented clinical and translational research projects.


Bachelor's Degree with 1-3 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Position contingent upon 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

Ensures all clinical trials maintain regulatory compliance, both internally (IRB) and externally (Sponsor): collects, stores regulatory documents; creates IRB submissions; provides CIRB materials to Sponsor in timely fashion; maintains certification for protocols; prepares for and attends study monitoring visits- 25%

Implementation and oversight of clinical research study protocols and data collection.  Implements studies per protocol, oversees the schedule of assessments and study data collection; administers diagnostic assessments; collects biological samples; utilizes Epic; coordinates with internal facilities (e.g., MRI) - 50%

Maintains knowledge of NeuroNEXT policies and procedures; Communicates effectively with local study teams and NeuroNEXT Central teams; attends monthly CRC and Investigator meetings for each study; attends monthly NeuroNEXT site meeting 10%

Data Entry and query management 10%

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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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.