Clinical Research Coordinator B

Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday, 2 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 4 April 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

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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.

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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
Clinical Research Coordinator B

As part of the Department of Psychiatry, the Neurodevelopment & Psychosis Section and the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) are devoted to the study of brain and behavior throughout the lifespan.

The Rare CNV project is an international consortium designed to capitalize on highly informative samples of rare genetic disorders - 22qDel, 22qDup, 16pDel, 16pDup - and integrate prospective dimensional and categorical phenotyping with whole genome sequencing across these reciprocal CNVs. This work will identify convergent risk mechanisms for developmental neuropsychiatric disorders that have relevance to the broader population.

The US/Israel Binational Science Foundation project is an international collaboration that aims to identify biological mechanisms that link early life stress to inflammatory processes and the risk for psychosis spectrum in children and adolescents with 22q11.2DS.  This work will identify specific biological mechanisms that mediate the risk for psychosis, and can consequently be used as targets to develop novel treatment modalities for patients affected with schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

The Clinical Research Coordinator B will take part in the collection of clinical assessment data from subjects suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders from recruitment through quality assessment and data analysis.

Job Description

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Clinical Research Coordinator B

The Clinical Research Coordinator B will manage all aspects of several projects including recruitment, screening and assessment of potential participants, scheduling of research visits, conducting semi-structured clinical interviews with participants and their families, administration of neurocognitive tests, and collection and maintenance of clinical and neurocognitive data.  In addition, the coordinator will be a liaison between collaborating sites for all administrative matters, including coordinating DNA shipping, investigators telephone conferences, and meetings.  


Bachelor's Degree in biomedical related field with 2-4 years experience is required. However, equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Experience working with individuals with neuropsychiatric and developmental disorders  and children/adolescents, as well as experience in semi-structured diagnostic interviewing and psychological testing are preferred. The candidate must have strong organizational, leadership, oral and written communication and computer skills. Candidates must possess demonstrated computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, data management skills, and experience working independently.

Background check required. Must pass Pennsylvania s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment. Position contingent on 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

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

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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.