Clinical Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
26 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
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.

School/Center Overview    

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 role of the Clinical Research Coordinator-B (CRC-B) is multifaceted, complex, and variable. It requires significant dedication and resilience to combine specific regulatory knowledge with the duty to protect research subjects toward the goal of completing multiple protocols of different study designs, diverse patient populations for multiple PIs with heterogeneous research interests, and sponsors/CROs with individual process styles. This, however, is the job we are posting and we are seeking a hardy individual who can do all these things with a positive attitude and include great customer service as well. We have a diverse team and seek fully engaged individuals who enjoy the work for its own sake and can be trusted to work independently.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. This is a salaried, professional position that will be primarily stationed in the UPHS setting rather than in PSOM space. The general work week is 40 hours per week. Willingness and ability to accommodate study and Departmental/Institutional needs outside the specific 40 hour window is expected and required. We welcome individuals who have completed graduate school (Masters or PhD) who wish to transition into clinical research to apply. Fluency in both spoken and written English and at least a college level of reading proficiency in English is preferred. The optimal candidate will also have demonstrable Math skills sufficient to balance a checkbook (as a surrogate to ensure proper billing reconciliation, milestone tracking, and investigational product accountability). Compliance with UPHS vaccination and immunization policies is required. Compliance with other Departmental policies applicable to Clinical staff is required.

Affirmative Action Statement    

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.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.