Clinical Research Coordinator A
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Job Description Summary
Coordinate the day-to-day management of clinical research trials and lab studies, including IRB, and NIH regulatory documentation. Follow study protocols and SOPs to recruit potential research participants, determine study eligibility, obtain informed consent, administer study assessments, and conduct research interviews. Supervise research staff and train new employees as needed. Meet regularly with the Principal Investigator and study team to identify problems and develop solutions. Implement changes to procedures as needed and monitor results.
Coordinate the day-to-day management of clinical research lab trials and imaging studies, including IRB, and NIH regulatory documentation. Follow study protocols and SOPs to recruit potential research participants, determine study eligibility, obtain informed consent, administer study assessments, and conduct research interviews. Supervise research staff and train new employees as needed. Meet regularly with the Principal Investigator and study team to identify problems and develop solutions. Implement changes to procedures as needed and monitor results. Maintain tracking databases and produce reports on follow-up rates. Manage Clincard subject payments. Maintain 100% genetic sample accountability logs.
Submission of continuing reviews, updates/amendments to the University of Pennsylvania IRB, and NIAA.
BA/BS or equivalent required with at least 1 year experience in conducting research in addictions or other psychiatric disorders. Candidate should have familiarity with performing research study assessments, semi-structured interviews, and diagnostic interviews, in-person and over the phone with participants. Experience submitting IRB continuing reviews, protocol deviations, and modifications. Have good written and verbal communication skills. Good attention to detail skills for data collection and data management. Must be available to accommodate participants for some evenings and weekends study visits. Position contingent upon continued funding.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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