Clinical Research Assistant

Pennsylvania, United States
16 May 2019
End of advertisement period
16 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.

Plan and perform research and administrative tasks in an evolving, medium-sized research group that concentrates in tobacco addiction research. Duties include conducting structured eligibility screenings and surveys with human research subjects, both telephone and in-person; collecting data, including paper and pencil measures, specialized equipment, and physiological laboratory assessments; scanning forms and entering data; collecting and processing biological samples.

A High School Diploma or GED and 3 years to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A BA/BS in Health Sciences preferred. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Experience working with the public preferred. Other qualifications include: strong organizational, interpersonal and critical thinking skills; and demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently. Candidates should be reliable, hardworking, enthusiastic and willing to learn. When applying, please include a cover letter, a vita/resume, and contact information of at least two references.

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.