Clinical Research Coordinator A

Location
Pennsylvania (US)
Posted
17 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2019
Ref
40-30314
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

The Clinical Research Coordinator A will provide support and collect data for a complex set of initiatives that aim to integrate behavioral health services in primary care and medical specialty services in the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The Clinical Research Coordinator A is needed to provide support with research and program development and evaluation activities including developing program materials, quantitative and qualitative data collection, management of documentation, data entry, database management, assisting with IRB documentation and submissions, participant recruitment, consenting of participants, and facilitating and maintaining positive working relationships with collaborators.

A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related health field with 1-3 years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Previous experience working in community mental health centers, interacting with children and families, and/or experience in implementation science are desired. Previous experience in a research environment is preferred. Proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Office suite, NVivo, databases (SPSS), and online survey software (REDCap) is also preferred. Outstanding organizational skills are essential. Exquisite attention to detail; the ability to manage multiple responsibilities including daily tasks and planning for longer-term projects; facility with fast-paced, varied, evolving projects that require flexibility, lateral thinking, and enthusiasm; outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, particularly given the community partner aspect of this work; and the ability to work both autonomously and within a team are all essential for this position. Individual must be comfortable communicating with diverse audiences. 

Background check required. Must pass Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment 

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.