Clinical Research Coordinator A

Pennsylvania, United States
01 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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

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.

Job Description

The Clinical Research Coordinator will assist in the coordination of IND/IDE clinical trials for the Center for Precision Surgery (joint project with UPHS, HUP, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), and Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH), Center for Human Phenomic Science (CHPS), Investigational Drug Services at UPHS, HUP and PAH. This position will provide support to both drug study and device trials including data entry, organizing, maintaining and assuring the accuracy of all study documentation. The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for completing case report forms (CRFs), responding to queries in a timely manner, submission of AEs and SAEs to the sponsor, ACC, FDA, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) per protocol. The Clinical Research Coordinator will provide support in the research clinic to screen patients, explain the trial to the patient and family, determine eligibility, consent and enroll patients. The Clinical Research Coordinator will conduct phone interviews if necessary. The Clinical Research Coordinator will prepare a patient specific study calendar that outlines the steps (visits, procedures, labs etc.) required to participate in the trial; participate and prepare for meetings and site visits (site evaluations, initiations, monitoring, closure and audits). The Clinical Research Coordinator will complete relevant training to function in the role including electronic databases, regulatory activities, processing and shipping specimens, and potentially phlebotomy.

This is a two (2) year position and is contingent on continued funding.


Bachelor's Degree and 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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