Clinical Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
09 May 2019
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09 Jul 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.

Coordinate the day-to-day management of genetic research studies, including IRB, NIH, and FDA regulatory documentation. Follow study protocols and SOPs to recruit potential research participants, determine study eligibility, obtain informed consent, administer study assessments, and conduct research interviews. Assist with supervision of research staff and train new employees as needed. Meet regularly with the Principal Investigator and study team to identify problems and develop solutions. Implement changes to procedures as needed and monitor results. Maintain tracking databases and produce reports on follow-up rates. Manage Clinical subject payments. Maintain 100% genetic sample accountability logs. Submission of continuing reviews, updates/amendments to the University of Pennsylvania IRB, and NIAA.

BA/BS and with at least 1 – 3 years of experience conducting research in addictions or other psychiatric disorders or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Candidate should have familiarity with performing research study assessments, semi-structured interviews, and diagnostic interviews, in-person and over the phone with participants. Experience submitting IRB continuing reviews, protocol deviations, and modifications. Have good written and verbal communication skills. Good attention to detail skills for data collection and data management. Must be available to accommodate participants for some evenings and weekends study visits.

Position contingent upon continued funding.

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.