Clinical Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
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 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.

The clinical research coordinator will support the Division of Family Planning, which conducts research studies within the Department of Ob/Gyn on topics such as contraception, abortion, and miscarriage.

This position may involve work at multiple sites, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Philadelphia Women’s Center. Some evening and/or weekend coverage may be needed.

Our research program is embedded within the clinical program at PEACE / Division of Family Planning. Our mission is to provide compassionate care for women and families seeking family planning services and management of early pregnancy complications. At PEACE we provide the full spectrum of reproductive health care for planning and preventing pregnancy, treatment of early pregnancy complications and pregnancy loss, and provide options and care for unplanned pregnancies and medically complicated pregnancies. Our medical director is Dr. Courtney Schreiber, MD, MPH, whose overarching career goal is to support the reproductive health and lives of underserved women.

The primary role of a Clinical Research Coordinator is the organization, coordination, and implementation of a research study. This individual will work on multiple studies in our diverse program and must be able to work successfully as part of a team. The essential functions of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Study recruitment: Interview and evaluate participants as potential candidates for enrollment into studies. Obtain informed consent and conduct enrollment visits at multiple study sites (e.g., Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia Women’s Center).
  • Study visit scheduling and follow-up: Provide clinical services, including phlebotomy and processing biospecimens. Plan, direct, and assess overall study management of patients. Intercept and respond to trial participant phone calls. Perform telephone follow-up as per study protocol.
  • Participate in the review and preparation of protocols for original, pharmaceutical, and government clinical trials. Prepare protocols, informed consents, data collection forms and advertisement for regulatory approval.
  • Organize and participate in site visits from the study sponsor and regulatory authorities. Participate in budget preparation for trials, be responsible for tracking site reimbursements and allocating patient stipends. Attend investigator meetings for clinical research trials.

Applicants must be available to start employment within a reasonable time frame, as this position is hiring immediately.

A Bachelor’s degree and 1 year to 3 years of experience (does not need to be directly related, but highlighting similar administrative and organizational skills) or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

A strong interest in women’s health and the field of family planning is warmly encouraged and should be demonstrated in your application.

Position requires a highly motivated, friendly, and articulate individual with excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate should possess the ability to work independently and also as part of a team. Strong planning, organizational and prioritizing capabilities along with problem solving skills desired. Must be able to work flexible hours.

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.