Clinical Research Coordinator A

Pennsylvania, United States
12 Oct 2018
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12 Dec 2018
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.

School/Center Overview    

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 Penn Memory Center (PMC) and Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center (FTDC) seeks a Clinical Research Coordinator – A to join our multi-disciplinary team of health professionals. The Penn Memory Center is a National Institute on Aging designated research center recognized for our role in developing and conducting innovative research for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative diseases. The PMC and FTDC both participate in federally funded and industry-supported therapeutic and biomarker studies in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Degeneration. 

The research coordinator will lead the execution of a non-pharmacological intervention study to help manage symptoms in persons with cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Degeneration. This individual will recruit patients and care partners, coordinate study visits and will administer cognitive assessments and health questionnaires for the assigned study. This individual will be responsible for data entry. The research coordinator will serve as a liaison between other research departments and coordinate all aspects of clinical research.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Effective communication, writing skills and problem solving capabilities are necessary. Must have the ability to multitask and to work as part of a team or independently. Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations preferred. The preferred candidate will have experience with and a comfort level working with persons with older adults and their family.

Affirmative Action Statement    

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