Clinical Research Assistant

Pennsylvania, United States
28 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 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 Research Assistant will assist Dr. Rajender Reddy and his clinical research staff with the following duties: drafting and publishing multiple scholarly papers, assisting in the preparation of national and international conference presentations and book chapters, observing the practice of medicine in outpatient and inpatient settings (and consenting patients for observational studies), data collection for a variety of research studies,related to Hepatology, preparation of IRB proposals, assisting the clinical research staff in tasks, including laboratory tests.

High School Diploma and 1-2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. College coursework or degree a plus. Applicants must possess the ability to think critically and independently, and have a strong interest in scientific reading and writing. The candidate must be driven to acquire in-depth knowledge on a variety of topics in medicine. Familiarity with PowerPoint, Word and Excel is required. Experience with EndNote and scientific referencing is preferred.

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.