Clinical Research Assistant B

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 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 successful candidate will: (1) Recruit participants in-person and by telephone; (2) Conduct eligibility screenings in-person and by telephone; (3) Conduct psychiatric diagnostic interviews such as the MINI and C-SSRS, collect neuro-cognitive task and questionnaire data; (4) Collect behavioral questionnaire data and biological samples; (5). Collect side effect data and follow reporting procedures; (6) Conduct data entry/QC and pre-processing of data (7) Conduct psychological screening interviews and cognitive testing.

A High School Diploma or GED and 3 years to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. BA/BS in Health Sciences, Social Sciences or related field with 2-3 years of experience preferred. Experience in a research related environment is preferred. Familiarity with PC and database computing including data entry and data quality control procedures. Good organization, communication and critical thinking skills. Previous experience working in community mental health centers and/or interacting with seriously mentally ill populations is desired.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a valid driver’s license for travel to local health clinics. Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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.