Clinical Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania (US)
11 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2019
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 CRCs primary role will be to recruit patients for a multi-site, 5-year, prospective, longitudinal study funded by the Patient Center Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The goal of the study is to compare usual palliative care services to palliative care delivered by Hepatology specialists among patients with cirrhosis. The study recruitment will take place at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. The coordinator’s responsibilities will include maintaining and updating IRB protocols, patient identification through an electronic health record, conducting in-person and telephone surveys and interviews, working with the study sponsors and coordinating site, and maintaining a recruitment log and regulatory binder of study documents.
The position will additionally include assistance with the PI’s other clinical research projects, which include studies in physical activity and functional status, medication adherence, cognition, and psychosocial predictors of liver transplant outcomes. Involvement in these projects may include IRB protocol maintenance, patient recruitment and communication, drafting of abstracts and/or manuscripts, chart reviews, and assisting the PI in project design and implementation.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Strong written and oral communication skills are 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.