Lymphoma Clinical Research Liaison

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

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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.

Posted Job Title

Lymphoma Clinical Research Liaison A

Job Profile Title

Administrative Coordinator

The Clinical and Translation Research Program for Lymphomas and Other Related Diseases (“Program”) at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania seeks a full-time Clinical Research Liaison A to provide administrative and research support to a physician-investigator (“PI”). This individual will work under general supervision.

Job Description

The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be:

  • Increase the efficiency and productivity of the physician they are working for by accurately and thoroughly documenting medical visits as they are being performed by the physician, including but not limited to: medical history, physical exam, procedures, treatments, patient education, follow-up instructions, and preparation of referral letters.
  • Responsible for calendar management and keeping the PI apprised of issues and action items on his/her agenda. This involves coordinating internal and external meetings/appointments and providing reminders as needed; organizing international and domestic travel arrangements; processing reimbursements through Concur or outside vendors.
  • Responsible for incoming and outgoing correspondence via phone, email and postal mail; handle confidential and non-routine information (e.g., protected health information and intellectual property) with discretion and facilitate communication between appropriate team members; prepare written correspondence on behalf of the PI.
  • Responsible for ad-hoc projects including proofing and editing reports and other writings; comprehensive literature, database and web-based searches with writing of summaries of findings as requested; assist with the preparation of investigator-initiated protocols, periodic study reports, scholarly manuscripts, and presentations; create graphs/figures as needed; assist with any relevant submissions to ensure timely adherence to important deadlines.
  • Support 3-7 non-interventional studies where informed consent requirement has been waived by the IRB (e.g., retrospective data collection, use of archival tissue, etc.). This involves assisting with preparation and submission of regulatory documents to the Penn IRB and other entities; submitting non-monetary agreements for legal review via RIS; coordinating the transfer of data from collaborating physicians from both the University of Pennsylvania and other non-Penn institutions; assembling datasets requiring careful attention to detail.
  • Support 2-5 non-interventional studies where informed consent is required (e.g., prospective data collection, bio-sample collection, etc.). This involves screening and enrolling study participants, collecting and processing clinical bio-samples, maintaining telephone follow-up with study participants, data collection, survey administration, medical chart abstractions, and data entry/cleaning.
  • Attend Program meetings; record meeting minutes that are complete and accurate as to the discussions that took place during the meeting and the actions taken; circulate draft minutes to meeting Chairperson and attending staff for review and approval.
  • On a rotating basis, pre-screen Penn Medicine Lymphoma Program patients for actively enrolling clinical trials using a decision-tree; distribute a list of potentially eligible patients to the Study Team for evaluation; basic data entry into a Lymphoid Malignancies database.
  • Support the Program by assisting with general administrative tasks (e.g., managing/ordering office supplies valued <$50, maintaining/archiving files, research-related inventory, collecting/distributing information for Multi-Disciplinary Case Conferences, etc.).
  • Other duties as reasonably assigned.
  • Position involves tasks that may occur outside of usual work hours and some travel.


H.S. Diploma or GED Required, with 5-7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience within a College or University setting preferred.
Prior knowledge of lymphoma is a plus but not essential. The successful applicant must be flexible, able to learn new methods quickly, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Working Conditions
Office, Library, Computer Room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$20.00 - $36.00

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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