Clinical Research Coordinator A/B

Pennsylvania (US)
12 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
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 clinical research coordinator (CRC) will be responsible for data entry, organizing, maintaining and assuring the accuracy of all study documentation. The coordinator will oversee one or more clinical trials ensuring that the integrity of the protocol is maintained, all data and queries are answered in a timely manner, appropriate AEs and SAEs are reported to the sponsor and IRB per protocol. The CRC will participate in clinic to explain the trial to the patient and family, enroll and consent patients and complete any follow-up or research activity required. The CRC will conduct phone interviews and verbally consent if indicated in the study. The CRC will be responsible for the collection of study specimens as indicated by protocols. The CRC will be on call 24/7 via phone on an alternating basis with other CRC’s in the department. The CRC must complete relevant training to function in the role including electronic databases, processing and shipping specimens and phlebotomy. The CRC must be sufficiently knowledgeable about Microsoft word, Excel and other standard programs. The CRC must maintain professionalism and follow the guidelines of the institution.
The Clinical Research Coordinator B will have the responsibilities described above working with minimal to no staff supervision; and, be responsible for collaborating with faculty in the analysis of clinical data to determine response and clinical outcomes. Position is contingent on continued funding.

CRC A: Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 3 years of clinical trial/ clinical research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
CRC B: Bachelor’s Degree and 2 to 4 years of clinical trial/ clinical research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
This the position requires the preferred candidate to be ‘on-call’ on a rotating basis.

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.