Clinical Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania (US)
12 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Part 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.

A part-time (15-20 hours per week) Clinical Research Coordinator position is available at the Center for Functional Neuroimaging, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. The primary role of this position is the organization, coordination and implementation of clinical studies involving magnetic resonance imaging. The essential functions of the position include but are not limited to:
Preparation of regulatory and standard operating procedure protocols including informed consent forms, data collection forms, and advertisements for regulatory approval.
Planning and implementation of patient recruitment into studies.
Screening and interviewing participants as potential candidates for study enrollment.
Obtaining informed consent.
Supervising MRI data acquisition.
Administering behavioral tests.
Analysis of structural and functional MRI data using neuroimaging software.
Tracking patient reimbursement and allocating patient stipends.
Assisting in behavioral data analyses and manuscript writing.
Maintaining study compliance and integrity through close collaboration with investigators as well as the participants.

This position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate should possess the ability to work independently and also as part of a team, and be able to work flexible hours in some instances. A BS degree in Biology, Psychology, or Biomedical Engineering with at least 2-4 years of clinical neuroimaging research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. An MS degree and 3-5 years experience is preferred. Strong planning, organizational, and prioritizing capabilities along with problem solving skills are also 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.

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