Senior Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
10 May 2019
End of advertisement period
10 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.

Provide support for the Center of Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA) faculty and research personnel. The duties involved vary, ranging from moderately complex to complex, and specifically from data collection to project management activities and trainee supervision. Data collection will include tasks such as downloading, anonymizing, organizing, and storing datasets with images of multiple modalities and associated clinical data from the Department of Radiology Clinical and Research PACS and the EPIC electronic health record systems, linking related datasets of various formats (i.e., DICOM imaging data, MS Excel, MS Access, REDCap files, etc.), and preparing the collected data for analysis, project reporting, and publication (MS Office and PowerPoint). Project management will include coordinating research-related activities for on-going research projects, such as setting up collaborative research meetings, following timelines, ensuring that project deliverables are met, meeting project deadlines, and communicating such tasks across CBICA faculty, staff, and trainees as well as external research collaborators. Also, the Research Coordinator Sr. will contribute to research publications and will support the preparation of grant proposals in coordination with faculty.

Research experience is required, preferably in cancer imaging research. Practical problem-solving abilities and ability to work across multiple projects are needed. Management and supervisory experience are preferred. The applicant should have demonstrated the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, including the ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and exercise mature judgment. Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations essential. A high level of independence, rigorous attention to detail, and strong communication skills are expected.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Additional experience 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.