Clinical Research Coordinator B

Pennsylvania, United States
Monday, 1 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 2 April 2021
Contract Type
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

We are the ARCH Lab (Accelerating Research-to-Practice in Community Health), a team of expert scientists, trainees, and staff who are passionate about improving the health and mental health of underserved and underrepresented populations through implementation science. We are seeking a full time CRC B who will be providing support to the NCI-funded P50 Penn Implementation Science Center in Cancer Control (Penn ISC3). The goal of this center is to apply insights from behavioral economics to rapidly accelerate the pace at which evidence-based practices for cancer care are deployed, thereby increasing their reach and impact on the health of individuals with cancer.

This position would provide coordinating and research administrative support to the Research Program (overseen by Dr. Rinad Beidas) and the Administrative Core (overseen by Dr. Robbie Schnoll). The CRC B will also work closely with the Implementation Lab, overseen by Dr. Justin Bekelman. In partnership with other members of the Research Program, the CRC B will support two signature pilot projects (Project 1 will test behavioral-economics-informed implementation strategies to increase tobacco use treatment service referral and engagement; Project 2 will test similar strategies to increase serious illness conversation frequency and timeliness) as well as three methods projects applying rapid-cycling approaches, qualitative comparative analysis, and a health equity review across the two pilot projects. The CRC B will also coordinate the administrative core activities, including Steering Committees, Internal and External Advisory Boards, and annual retreats. They will also coordinate the development of a center website and partner-facing communication, as well as communication and collaboration with the NCI and the other ISC3 teams across the country.

The CRC B will be responsible for various day-to-day study operations including scheduling meetings with multiple research faculty, supervising any junior/part time staff, and assisting with the communication to all research partners and funders. As such, the clinical research coordinator must have impeccable organization, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. They must be able to work independently and exhibit good judgement. Experience working with research faculty from various disciplines is preferable. All applicants must be able to demonstrate familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and web-based applications.

Position contingent upon funding.

Job Description


Bachelor's Degree with 2-4 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

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

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

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.