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.

The Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center is seeking a clinical research coordinator to assist with ongoing psychosocial research studies in the area of suicide prevention. The candidate will be detail oriented, proactive, and well-organized to assist in all domains of human-subjects research studies. The primary responsibilities include screening and recruiting new participants for studies by liaising with treatment providers and clients at psychiatric hospitals and clinics, reviewing and obtaining informed consent from patients for clinical research activities, conducting clinical research assessments with individuals at high suicide risk and diagnosed with other psychological disorders, maintaining contact with patients to ensure completion of follow-up assessments, managing crises and performing brief interventions for participants at risk for suicide. Other duties include submission and maintenance of Institutional Review Board documentation, and maintaining numerous database, audio and study files. Additionally, the candidate will be tasked with analyzing and coding research data and conducting literature reviews to contribute to manuscripts for publication.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 4 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree preferred. The applicant needs to be very attentive to detail, have excellent interpersonal skills, have strong data management and writing skills; be willing to work as a team player, be self-starting and able to monitor time allocated to different tasks

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.