Clinical Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 31, 2021
End of advertisement period
Mar 31, 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.

The Psychiatric and Developmental Neuroimaging Laboratory is devoted to the study of brain and behavior throughout the lifespan. The Clinical Research Coordinator will oversee the collection of MRI data 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 

Ted Satterthwaite and the Psychiatric and Developmental Neuroimaging Laboratory ( are recruiting a Clinical Research Coordinator to help investigators conduct behavioral and multi-modal neuroimaging research examining both normal and abnormal brain development.  Psychiatric disorders are increasingly understood as disorders of brain development, and our research seeks to situate mental illness in a developmental context.  To do this, we use advanced multi-modal MRI imaging (functional, structural, metabolic) and detailed measures of behavior using digital phenotyping via smartphones.  The position will draw on a wide range of skills and provide learning opportunities in diverse areas. Responsibilities will include assisting with: recruitment and acquisition of data for behavioral and multi-modal MRI data; advanced mobile phenomics and digital phenotyping via smartphones; image analysis; maintenance of regulatory documents and correspondence. Opportunities for data analysis and writing manuscripts abound. Position is contingent on continued funding.


BA/BS degree and 1-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. The candidate must have a passion for science, superb interpersonal skills, and technical affinity. Preference of an educational background in Neuroscience/Psychology or Biology/Premed with plans to pursue a graduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or medicine. An interest in working directly with children, adolescents, and young adults affected by psychiatric symptoms is essential. Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations is desirable. While not required, experience with the Unix/Linux operating system and the statistical package R is a major asset. Above all, the applicant should demonstrate strong motivation, empathy, and excellent organizational skills.  

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

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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.