Research Coordinator, Emergency General Surgery

Pennsylvania, United States
29 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
29 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

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.

Position is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

­The Research Coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator of a NIH funded study on the burden of emergency general surgery (EGS) on older adults and their caretakers by identifying factors associated with best practices; comparing the effectiveness of operative treatment in EGS; and, analyzing the effects of treatment by patient characteristics.  The ideal candidate must be highly organized and demonstrate exceptional communication skills. The coordinator will involve the maintenance of an up-to-date literature repository on emergency surgery; development of data tables for critical review leading up to publication in manuscripts and other communications; schedule and prepare meeting documents (agenda, minutes, action items and updates, status reports based on specific aims and required follow-up); communications with investigative team (Principal Investigator, co-investigators, statistician, project manager, research coordinator, data analyst); assist in development of annual progress report to NIH; provide programmatic support as required including providing assistance in preparing IRB documentation for annual review and amendments. The coordinator will be responsible for the organization and administration of research meetings including both internal and external investigators, and invited speakers.

Position is contingent upon funding.


Bachelor's Degree with 1-2 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

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

$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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