Clinical Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania (US)
11 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
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.

The research coordinator will work with physicians and a core group of project managers and coordinators on studies primarily related to microbiome and gastrointestinal health.

These studies may include both industry sponsored clinical trials as well as investigator initiated studies funded through the NIH, CDC, private foundations, and industry sponsors.

The coordinator will play a central role in planning and implementing studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Responsibilities include enrolling and monitoring patients in the studies, providing patient education, obtaining informed consent, payment of participants, completion of case report forms, implementation of study procedures, maintenance of regulatory compliance including IRB submissions and renewals, development of data management systems in REDCap and sample collection and processing. Generate and present weekly status reports of studies to team. Assist investigators with development of data collection forms, recruitment materials and other study documents.

The coordinator will need to work well within a group setting including collaboration with other coordinators working on the same projects.

A Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Experience as a research coordinator is highly preferred. Strong interpersonal skills are required. Good verbal and written communication skills needed.

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.