Clinical Research Coordinator B

Pennsylvania, United States
28 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Dec 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 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.

Screen and enroll subjects for several, federally-funded studies investigating interventions designed to understand risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus infections and to decrease the incidence of infections due to antibiotic resistant bacteria. The study patients can be current hospital inpatients or outpatients.

Other duties include obtaining informed consent from study subjects or their proxies; ensure protocol compliance; data abstraction from medical records; data entry, maintain patient and data tracking system, chart preparation; participate in the development of study materials and procedures; participate in weekly research team meetings, work with project staff. This position also involves collection and coordination of biological samples with transport to the microbiology laboratory as well as coordination of study activities with data management. This position reports directly to the study’s project manager; requires flexibility to work occasional nights/weekends.

Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of research experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Clinical experience preferred.Familiarity with medical abbreviations and antibiotics a plus; ability to work with greater independence also with regard to decision-making.

Proficient in Microsoft Windows including MS Word/Excel/Access; REDCap database familiarity preferred.

Must have the ability to work independently and be detail oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; highly organized.

Ability to interact well with hospital inpatients patients in a one-on-one setting required. This position requires flexibility to work occasional nights/weekends.

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.