Clinical Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
10 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

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.

Job Description Summary

We are looking for a clinical research coordinator to work with a cancer genetics program in a fast-paced cancer immunology and virology laboratory to initiate and develop a biobank for individuals with a genetic predisposition to cancer.

Job Description

This clinical research coordinator will work closely with two investigators and focus primarily on the biobank; however, he/she will also interact with and assist other members of both the cancer genetics program and the lab with other tasks as needed.  The position will have as a key responsibility facilitating acquisition of samples from humans (blood, tissue, etc) for immunological studies and banking for future experimental use. This may include coordinating operations between the research lab and the patient care clinics, transferring samples from clinical areas to the lab, database management, overseeing cohort recruitment including consenting participants, and working with the IRB.  Prior experience with IRBs, working directly with patients, and phlebotomy will be advantageous. Position is contingent on funding.


Bachelor's Degree with 1-3 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

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.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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