Research Coordinator/Senior Research Coordinator, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
14 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2020
Ref
JR00016708
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 Profile Title

Research Coordinator Senior

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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

Job Description

The Research Coordinator will be responsible for implementing day-to-day operations for health policy data analysis projects and randomized controlled trials. The research coordinator will support the research team by fulfilling client deliverables on a timely basis in order to fulfill project deadlines; this will include leading the development of deliverables (proposals, policy briefs, literature reviews, etc.) to be shared internally and / or externally. This person will also work with the Project Manager to manage the data teams and produce the final data reports, tables, and presentation materials to be shared externally. The research coordinator will coordinate with the Project Manager to manage IRB protocols, project timelines, and organize team meetings, including internal meetings and external meetings at project sites. This person may be asked to travel (when travel is allowed by the University of Pennsylvania) to external sites to participate in study design meetings, to check in on study progress and share analyses. We expect this position to grow to support multiple research projects in the near future as they are funded.

In addition to the above, the Senior Research Coordinator should have a demonstrated record of strong research and administrative skills. The Senior Research Coordinator will meet regularly with study leadership to review project updates and timelines, but should have the ability to function independently or with limited guidance in carrying out most responsibilities, including IRB management and management of team meetings and project deliverables. 

This position is contingent on funding.

Qualifications:

Research Coordinator: Bachelor's Degree and 1 to 2 years of research related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are required. This person should have an understanding of the healthcare system and a desire to expand this knowledge base.  Experience working with data systems and understanding good data management practices preferred. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.  Ability, to work effectively independently is required. Strong PC skills in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint is required. Accuracy, dependability, and attention to detail will be vital in this position. Position contingent upon funding.

Senior Research Coordinator: Bachelor's Degree and 3 to 5 years of research related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are required. This person should have an understanding of the healthcare system and a desire to expand this knowledge base.  Experience working with data systems and understanding good data management practices is preferred. Understanding of regulatory compliance issues preferred. Ability, to work effectively both independently and as part of a team is required. Strong PC skills in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint is required. Accuracy, dependability, and attention to detail will be vital in this position. Position contingent upon funding.

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

Perelman School of 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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