Clinical Research Coordinator A

Pennsylvania, United States
11 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Mar 2019
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 Beck Community Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator to coordinate the daily operations of a new NIMH-funded research study. The study will focus on working with community and academic partners to develop technology to evaluate the competence of community clinicians in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Responsibilities include: coordination and facilitation of focus groups with community partners about their priorities for this type of technology; transcribing and coding qualitative data from the focus groups according to the protocol timeline; maintaining databases and data trackers; conducting internal monitoring efforts to ensure compliance with policies; management of IRB protocols and requirements; conducting literature reviews and assisting with writing of manuscripts and grants; and additional duties as needed. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, well-organized, teamwork-focused, and have experience in coordinating IRB-approved research projects. In addition, the candidate will ideally have an interest in community mental health, implementation science, and/or CBT. Candidates who are fluent in Spanish are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding is available immediately for one year, and continuation will be contingent on funding. For more information on the Beck Community Initiative, please see

A Bachelor’s Degree or more and 1 year to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

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