Clinical Research Coordinator A/B, Orthopaedic Surgery Department
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Job Description Summary
This position will assist in the management of multiple clinical trials and responsibilities in specific research area. Coordinate the screening of patients, subject enrollment, collection and storage of biological samples and related study documents, and collection of clinical data. Assist with Institutional Review Board (IRB) filings and inquiries, and assist in the preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, and research related presentations. Works 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.
This entry-level position will support the faculty and clinical research staff of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the preparation for, conduct of, and completion of any and all Human Subjects Research projects and sub-projects in which they are engaged, specifically for the rare disease Division of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP). This position requires significant dedication and resilience to acquire and apply regulatory knowledge with the duty to protect research patient safety and data integrity. This position will report administratively to the project manager of the FOP Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and will report, on a study-specific basis, to the respective principal investigators. The CRC-A will also work on department level research, education, and quality/process improvement initiatives as required. Position contingent upon funding
In addition to the CRC A responsibilities, the CRC B will work independently to consent patients, and preparation of regulatory documents.
CRC A: Bachelor's Degree with 1-2 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
CRC B: Bachelor's Degree with 2-4 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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