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.

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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.

The Department of Surgery is recruiting a Clinical Research Coordinator A/B to support the division of cardiovascular surgery clinical trials research. The CRC A 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, and AEs and SAEs are appropriately reported to the sponsor and IRB per protocol. The CRC will participate in clinic to explain the trial to the patient and family, review the consent form with patients and complete any research activities required. The CRC will conduct phone interviews if necessary. The CRC must complete relevant training to function in the role including Good Clinical Practice, electronic databases and processing and shipping specimens.

In addition to the above mentioned responsibilities, the Clinical Research Coordinator B will take an active lead in and be responsible for 3 or more trials, and also be responsible for continuing to work closely with the clinical care team 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 occasionally assist with mentoring junior coordinators and students, serving as an additional resource as they work on their assigned trials and projects.

CRC A: Bachelor’s Degree and 1 to 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.
CRC B: Bachelor’s Degree and 2 to 4 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.

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