Clinical Research Coordinator A/B
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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.
Coordinator A: Participate in and coordinate clinical trials within the Penn Department of Medicine Clinical Trials Unit. The person will support a diverse group of investigators, involving work on a wide spectrum of clinical trials ranging from phase I to IV, investigator and industry initiated, different disease states and varying complexities. Involvement in trials will range from consulting to serving as the primary coordinator for a study handling all coordinator activities such as:
Assist in development of study documents. Work with Regulatory Specialist for regulatory submissions. Communicate with study team members. Recruit, consent and screen patients according to protocol. Schedule patient visits and any necessary testing. Conduct patient visits. Monitor patients per protocol requirements and ensure adherence to protocol requirements. Organize and maintain all documentation required by the Investigator, sponsor or CRO, includes source documentation, case report forms, and research charts. Collect, review and report study data. Complete case report forms and resolve data queries. Process and ship study specimens including blood and urine. Participate in initiation, monitoring, audit and close-out visits. Participate in study team meetings, and ongoing protocol training. Assist in the development/maintenance of study specific case report forms and source document tools. Show vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance and data qualify. Adhere to all University of Pennsylvania, FDA and GCP guidelines.
Coordinator B, in addition to above, will develop study specific source documents and trackers, prepare and submit regulatory packages, correspond with sponsor & regulatory review boards, and help with study start up activities. The CRC B will have less supervision in the management of clinical trials and will need to use more independent judgment.
Effective problem solving abilities; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational and time management skills; flexible and able to multi-task; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently; knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations
Coordinator A: Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Coordinator B: Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience 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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