Clinical Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
03 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 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.

Manage day-to-day operations of clinical trials by recruiting and consenting patients, coordinating conduct of studies, facilitating data collection, maintaining databases and study files, ensuring data accuracy, and integrating patient data for second largest CMT center in the United States. Participate in outpatient clinic with PI. Train and manage part-time, work-study, and temporary staff. Order genetic testing and facilitate recruitment of affected and unaffected family members. Manage genetic data and analyze via Genesis for discovery and publication. Manage international sample collection and distribution across the world. Properly label, handle, and store human blood samples. Respond to queries from healthcare professionals and patients via the website and telephone. Act as liaison between Principal Investigator and Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN). Attend investigator and coordinator meetings. Prepare drafts, grant applications, abstracts for scientific meetings, and publications. Perform literature reviews. Work with Principal Investigator to develop and maintain a comprehensive and accurate website on inherited neuropathies. Manage and oversee web design and implementation. Meet with technical support, web designers, and contributors.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 2-4 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Must be able to manage the day-to-day operations of large clinical trials with multiple sub-studies. Preferred strong educational basis in biology and genetics. The incumbent should possess the necessary experience to develop and maintain a comprehensive and accurate website on inherited neuropathies. Organizational and interpersonal skills required.

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.