Clinical Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania (US)
15 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is dedicated to changing the world through leadership in the science and practice of nursing since 1886. We were the first to offer an Ivy League nursing education for all three professional nursing degrees – baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral. The research we conduct defines the course of healthcare practice around the globe. Our students learn from the foremost leaders in nursing science. We offer a unique work environment for our employees who are inspired to be part of an organization that ‘Cares to Change the World’. Join us to become part of a vibrant community of outstanding scholars, highly talented staff and the best and the brightest students.

Coordinates daily operations and develops study specific protocols for multi-site coordination working in collaboration with the Principal Investigator and the research team. Coordinates subject recruitment and screening for multiple research projects; obtains informed consent; conducts extensive interview process with trial participants. Coordinates clinical trial behavioral data collection, compliance and data management and analysis. Prepares reports and disseminates results.

Bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of 1-2 years work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong research background in behavioral science and/or clinical trials research preferred. An in-depth knowledge of the research process, including prior experience conducting in-depth interviews, and study protocol implementation is required. Strong oral and written communication skills required. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with study subjects, clinical personnel, investigative team, and research staff is essential. The successful candidate will possess initiative, sound judgment, and a high level of organization in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work independently but also to collaborate effectively as part of an interdisciplinary research team. Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines is essential. Strong PC skills in MS office and related databases. Prior experience in working with diverse populations is essential. Prior supervisory experience desired.

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.