Clinical Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
24 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 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

In a lead capacity, the Clinical Research Coordinator will manage the day-to-day operations for clinical research projects. This individual will be responsible for overseeing existing project activities, supporting the implementation and management of the project, and meeting all applicable timelines. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Clinical Research Coordinator will schedule and run study visits, interact with study participants, and collect study data and specimens. S/he will complete Institutional Review Board (IRB) filings and inquiries, and assist in the preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, and research related presentations. This individual will work closely with the Principal Investigator, manager, and study team to identify problems and develop solutions; implement approved changes to procedures as needed; and monitor results. Responsible for study coordination for investigator-initiated studies, multi-center research studies, and patient-oriented clinical and translational research projects.

Job Description

The CRC will hold primary responsibility for running the day-to-day operations of clinical research projects as assigned. S/he will report directly to the Director, Clinical Research Operations, and indirectly to project Principal Investigators (PIs). Under the supervision of the study PI, this individual will be responsible for:

  • Scheduling and running study visits by collecting study data and biospecimens, including drawing blood, coordinating members of the study team to ensure availability, and completing source documentation and case report forms;
  • Screening and obtaining informed consent from potential participants in compliance with regulations and best practices;
  • Submitting professional and timely routine and as-needed reports to the IRB, study sponsor, and other parties as required;
  • Ensuring that the study is run according to the protocol and all federal, local, and institutional policies and procedures, and indirectly supervising members of the study team to ensure compliance;
  • Compiling and maintaining all necessary regulatory documentation;
  • Scheduling and running study-related meetings with internal and external parties;
  • Serving as a liaison between the study team and both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Assisting in the preparation of study documents, manuscripts, reports, and grant submissions;
  • Identifying potential or ongoing problems, suggest viable solutions, and oversee or assist in their implementation; and
  • Performing other duties as required.


Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Certification must be obtained within two years from date of hire. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications. Effective verbal and written communication skills and strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently. Commitment to continuous learning as required by department administration. Ability to make decisions independently. Ability to manage time, multi task and prioritize work. Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems; ability to work well under pressure.

Working Conditions

Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort

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

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Dental Medicine

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

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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