Clinical Research Coordinator
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The Department of Surgery is recruiting a Clinical Research Coordinator A to support the division of cardiovascular surgery clinical trials research. This individual will be responsible for the data entry, organizing, maintaining and assuring the accuracy of all study documentation. The coordinator will oversee 1 or more clinical trials ensuring that the integrity of the protocol is maintained, all data and queries are answered in a timely manner, appropriate AEs and SAEs are reported to the sponsor and IRB per protocol. The CRC will participate in clinic to explain the trial to the patient and family, enroll and consent patients and complete any follow-up or research activity required. The CRC will conduct phone interviews if necessary. The CRC must complete relevant training to function in the role including electronic databases, processing and shipping specimens and phlebotomy.
The Clinical Research Coordinator B will take an active lead in and be responsible for several trials, and also be responsible for continuing to work on the development of a patient plan of care (duties would include using advanced imaging of patient anatomy to abstract detailed description of patient history to be added to their record, etc.). The Clinical Research Coordinator B will take an active role in preparation of trial audits and inspection. The CRC B will supervise junior coordinators and students working on their assigned trials.
CRC A: A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 to 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.
CRC B: A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 to 4 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.
Both: The position requires a highly motivated, articulate individual with excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate should possess the ability to work independently and also as a part of a team. Strong planning, organizational and prioritizing capabilities along with problem solving skills desired. Must be able to work flexible hours.
Background check required. Must pass Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment.
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