Clinical Research Assistant

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
Tuesday, 5 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 5 March 2021
Ref
JR00022069
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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.

Job Description Summary

As part of the Department of Medicine, the DOM Clinical Trials Unit supports a diverse group of investigators, involving work on a wide spectrum of clinical trials ranging from phase I to IV, investigator and industry initiated, different disease states and varying complexities. Research assistants will work in all phases of subject recruitment, enrollment, and execution of clinical trials. Our projects occur throughout the Department of Medicine including Cardiology, Pulmonary, Rheumatology, Translational Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, General Medicine, Sleep, HemOnc, Endocrine, Renal and Geriatrics. To learn more about DOM CTU visit https://www.med.upenn.edu/pennctu/.

Position contingent upon funding.

Job Description

Clinical Research Assistant A

  • RA A: Do preliminary pre-screening of patients to assess enrollment criteria trials.
  • RA A: Assist study coordinator when conducting study visits and procedures such as vitals, medical history, ECGs and processing biological specimens.
  • RA A: Help study coordinator maintain research charts and binders.
  • Prepare for study visits including labeling tubes and creating visit packets.
  • Perform general administrative duties to support the DOM Clinical Trials Unit.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Clinical Research Assistant B

  • RA B: Do more in-depth pre-screening of patients to assess enrollment criteria trials.
  • RA B: Assist study coordinator when conducting study visits and procedures such as vitals, medical history, ECGs and processing biological specimens; Conduct some visits autonomously.
  • RA B: Help study coordinator maintain research charts and binders and do data entry including extracting data from medical charts.
  • Prepare for study visits including labeling tubes and creating visit packets.
  • Perform general administrative duties to support the DOM Clinical Trials Unit.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Must be organized and able to prioritize; effective communication and writing skills; strong time management skills; flexible and able to multi-task; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.

Clinical Research Assistant A: High School diploma and 1 to 2 years of experience in clinical research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required

Clinical Research Assistant B:  High School diploma and 3 to 5 years of experience in clinical research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required.  BA/BS and 1 year of clinical research experience preferred

Working Conditions

Office, library, computer room

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

$16.23 - $29.22

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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