Clinical Research Coordinator A

Pennsylvania, United States
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
29 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 Division of Geriatric Medicine of the Perelman School of Medicine is seeking a Research Assistant to join our multi-disciplinary team of health professionals. The Division of Geriatric Medicine highly values mutual respect and collegiality and the Research Assistant is an essential and highly respected part of our team. We are looking for a highly-motivated candidate with clinical research experience to assist one Principal Investigator (PI) on several studies related to optimizing function and independence for socioeconomically vulnerable older adults.

Responsibilities will include assisting in carrying out qualitative and quantitative research in this topic area, including scheduling and conducting research interviews, and assisting in the analysis of study data and writing up results. The research assistant will contribute to development of study protocols and instruments, recruit study participants, manage research data, ensure regulatory compliance (communication with IRB and study sponsors), and participate in cleaning and analysis of research data and preparation of manuscripts, reports, and grants.

A Bachelor’s degree in a health-related or social science field and 1 – 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Demonstrate excellent organizational, time-management, and interpersonal skills. We also seek a candidate who is bilingual in English and Spanish. A qualified candidate will have experience with data gathering for qualitative research (i.e., interviewing), as well as knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite – including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook – is required. Experience using nVivo, ATLAS.ti or other qualitative data analysis software is preferred but not required. The research assistant must be detail and accuracy oriented with ability to organize and execute projects consistently and complete tasks independently.

The position requires initiative and judgment along with excellent oral and written communication skills. A qualified candidate will excel in a fast-paced environment with changing deadlines and priorities. Travel within the Philadelphia area may be required. Access to reliable transportation is preferred. Valid drivers license required. The position may require some flexibility in work hours in order to occasionally accommodate the schedules of research participants.

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.